Category: News & Links

New Look & New Features for DFD!

Something new has been brewing behind the scenes for several months now. I decided last year that the DFD brand and website was looking so . . . well, last year. So I started working to redesign the logo, revamp my purpose in blogging, and revitalize some of the website’s features. In between deputation and […]

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Life Lately – April 2018

Now that it’s April, I’m finally setting my New Year’s goals. But before you think I’m a horrible procrastinator, let me confess that I did set one goal back in January — to put off goal-setting until my latest grad class was complete. I knew that planning and dreaming would either distract me from my studies, or […]

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Getting Personal with ‘Life Lately’

“Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal.” So says the charming Kathleen Kelly in the well-known film, You’ve Got Mail. Think what you will about rom-com’s (I’m not usually a fan): this particular one is clean and funny, and my husband and I enjoy its reminders of how we started getting to know each other. […]

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2017 Recap: A Year for the Books?

This past year was a year for the books, I think. From surviving our first Wyoming winter (which was not as bad we’d expected, although it was longer than we anticipated), to learning new skills and growing in ministry roles, discovering latent talents, exploring the west, and beginning our deputation adventures, 2017 has been full […]

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Free Desktop Background & Other Tidbits

First things first: download this FREE desktop background for a daily reminder to CHOOSE JOY. Because when you deliberately choose joy in your mind, your heart will follow — and when your heart follows, so do your words. And that, in turn, shares joy with others. JOY BEGETS JOY! >>>  Right-click and “Save as image,” or click here to download. […]

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Links Worth Reading (4/15)

 Are You a Good Listener? “Listening is one of the easiest things you’ll ever do, and one of the hardest.” It is an art, but also a discipline. It requires patience, love, and wisdom, and seeks to serve rather than to be served. But it takes effort… and practice. Good listening does not come easily, even to […]

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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Book-Signing

I had my first-ever book-signing this past Wednesday, for my book Touching the Hem. It was so great to meet some new friends (and see some old friends), hear some new stories of God’s goodness, and be able to share more of my story with a few people. And it was super exciting to see my […]

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