SOAP: He will keep us from harm


  For the next week or so I am working to memorize and SOAP through Psalm 121. I wanted to acknowledge and thank Him for His guidance, love, and watchfulness. Making my way through this Psalm seemed like a great way to do it. I am doing things a bit differently and working from end to beginning rather than top to bottom. Care to join in? Today I’m pondering and praying through Psalm 121:7.

SOAP: He’s watching


Sometimes I need to remember that God is right here with me, watching me and guiding me as I call on Him. Last week I was at a conference where He reminded me that He has me… and that I should have faith in that. (Yes, I need to do my homework, but He will provide the opportunities that are best. I just need to be ready and then embrace the opportunities He provides.) To help me remember that, I […]

How to memorize anything easier


My brother, who was an awesome debater and orator in high school, taught me how to memorize anything easier  many years ago that has totally worked for me through the years. His memorization trick worked for me in junior high poetry recitations, it helped in high school reports, and I call on it now in memorizing scripture and in helping my kids with their own memorization projects. So what’s this fail-proof trick to memorizing anything easier?

Comfortable shoes that look great. Really.

Comfortable Shoes

Last week I was in Florence, Italy for the Master of Wine Symposium. In packing for the trip, I knew I wanted to look sharp with all those brilliant wine professionals, but I also knew I’d be walking on uneven streets and standing and chatting at more than a few wine tastings. I would be standing for hours each day and wanted my feet to be comfortable, but also look great. I had every intention of buying a super luxury pair of […]

Today’s #Gifts (5/20/2014)

I am really enjoying identifying and sharing my #Gifts from God with you. I hope these posts inspire you to see the gifts He is sending to you each day– even in dark times. Here are a few I received today: An unexpected email affirming my new business venture from someone whose opinion I trust. Launching VineSleuth/ Wine4.Me has been a challenging and exciting experience. Today I received an unexpected email that made me shout with joy right when I needed it. […]

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