#041 – What Is Your Backup Plan?

Today’s podcast if FULL of practical tips for backing up your life if the worst happens!

What if you get hit by a bus?

What if your phone stops working?

What if your laptop falls out of the car and stops working right? (Don’t ask me how I know this happens.)

Do you have backup plan?

Today I posted over at For the Family about how my youngest son got me to thinking about the whole “if I get hit by a bus” thing. It is a fact, that the question of a six year old can stop you in your tracks.

Earlier this month I podcasted about […]

By |January 26th, 2015|Food & Fitness, Fun, Podcast|1 Comment

#040 – How My First Marathon Almost Killed Me

I ran my first marathon on December 14th.

December 14th may turn out to be my last marathon.

The jury is still out.

In the meantime, I have taken to analyzing my run and extracting lessons both for the future of my running (I haven’t been running outdoors since) and the future of my life.

And there are lots of lessons to be learned.

Today, I chat on the podcasts about how my race almost killed me… not physically, although that could have been a reality as well, but emotionally and mentally. I knew that the marathon would be a mental race but good grief!

I […]

By |January 19th, 2015|Food & Fitness, Podcast|7 Comments

#039 – People Portraits – Sally Clarkson

I have had the pleasure of knowing Sally Clarkson for some time. She has been a blessing to me in my motherhood journey as I’ve attended her conferences, read her books, and gotten to know her personally. Over the years, Sally and her husband Clay have written 14 books to encourage others on parenting, discipleship, and living well in and for God’s Kingdom.

Sally is someone who has lived their life well and she is stopping by my place today to share a few of her lessons learned.

In addition to her chat with me, Sally has also shared her wisdom in […]

By |January 16th, 2015|Faith, Family, Podcast|36 Comments

#038 – HACKED… In Real Life

I like to call myself a “geeky girl”.
Truth of the matter is, I’m a wanna be geeky girl.  When my website got hacked, I was completely in over my head.  I needed help and had to go to some REAL geeky people who know about things like CSS, PHP, HTML, and the like.
Ummm, that would not be me.
And the people who know about this stuff cost money.
Maybe I need to change careers because web people who know about fixing hacks don’t come cheap.
I digress.
I was hacked because some of the software that makes my site run was not updated. I knew nothing […]

By |January 12th, 2015|Faith, Podcast|6 Comments


My last post was 12/1.

I settled in for the month of December to do a bit of a digital detox and to also step back and think about what I wanted to write and talk about in 2015.

It was great.

Until 12/30.

Last Tuesday, I got a text from a friend asking me if there was something going on with my site.

There was.

It was hacked… again.

This has happened before. This past August, I had a similar situation.  It was resolved after a week and then I kept rolling.

Let me tell you.  Having your site hacked is akin to coming home to find that you’ve been burglarized.

OK… maybe […]

By |January 5th, 2015|Fun|52 Comments

#037- Helpful Hints for the Holidays

The holidays is a wonderful time of celebration.
There are lots of things to do, people to see, and places to go.

The holidays can also be a stressful time.

Enter. Mrs. Claus.

My mother, Lois Evans, is the most celebratory person I know. She has managed year after year after year to welcome the holiday season with flare, class, and complete excitement.

I figured now was as good a time as any to ask her to share her wit and wisdom to help others make their way through this wonderful time of year.

Memories are available for the making.  Today’s podcast will give you plenty […]

By |December 1st, 2014|Family, Podcast|1 Comment

#036- Living, Learning, and Leading on Purpose

Discipleship is an intentional decision to invest in the life of someone else…
…and to allow someone else to invest in us.
It takes time …

It can be uncomfortable …

It is hard …

We may feel unworthy …

Or it’s just not the right time …


We are called to purposefully to disciple or be discipled.
It is a guarantee that we will have successors once we are gone. What are we going to leave them with?
We rub off on to others whether we like it or not.

The question is how much and what parts are we rubbing off?

Today we will continue in our passage and […]

By |November 17th, 2014|Faith, Podcast|2 Comments

Faith & Friends Friday – Deny

Last night I grabbed dinner from Panera Bread.

I stood in the line and tried to keep my eyes on the cashier taking my order.

I knew that if I looked down, I’d be in trouble.

I knew that if I looked down, I might lose focus.

I knew that if I looked down, I might throw resolve to the wind.

Panera has the best doggone chocolate chip cookies.

Top rated. Head of their class. Best of show.

And those chocolate chip cookies have eyes.

If I looked at them, my fear would be that they looked back at me.

Each one of those morsels of wonderful goodness pierce to […]

By |November 14th, 2014|Faith, Food & Fitness|14 Comments

#035 – Tips for Dodging Discouragement

If you are looking for info about
the #FATDEMON Instagram challenge…

Is your yellow light on?

Are you running low on gas and wondering just how much longer you can push it before you run out?

Do you just need a minute to catch your breath?

I know how you feel.

Sometimes, I feel like I want to run for my life… shut the door on all of my roles and responsibilities and just take a minute to rest.

Sometimes, my soul needs to breathe.

Life has a way of depleting our resources, wearing us down, and plain ‘ol using up all of our fuel.

Sometimes we just need “a minute”.

But […]

By |November 10th, 2014|Faith, Podcast|3 Comments

#034 – Ready. Set. GO!!!

View today’s podcast on YouTube! 

Even the best of us have seasons where things don’t look the way we’d like them to…

But life is not about focusing forever on where you currently are…

It’s totally about keeping an eye on where you are going and then doing whatever it takes to get ready, get set, and GO!


What do you do when you’ve messed up, you’ve disappointed yourself, or you’ve feel as though you’ve been a disappointment to others?

You don’t let that stop you from getting ready for the next season.
Life goes on.

What do you do when you are preparing for the next season and […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Faith, Podcast|8 Comments