Flourishing


Choosing to Travel Lightly – Blossom Tip 77   Recently updated !

Usually I write serious stuff. Practical tips, encouragement, information, and sometimes even exhortation to take responsibility for your life and choose to grow forward — even in an unwanted, unexpected season of life. Put on your big girl pants and blossom!

Choosing to Travel Lightly She Blossoms Tip 77

Blossoming Into Your Calling Blossom Tips

Blossoming Into Your Calling – Blossom Tip 76

Blossoming into who God created you to be — acrobat or blogger, cardiologist or gardener — takes time. Patience. Nurturing, growing, learning, and taking little leaps of faith. But what do you do if you’re stuck, stalled, or haven’t even started? I started the “She Blossoms” blog and book family […]


Are You Tired of Blossoming Alone? Pen Pals – Blossom Tip 70

One of the best ways to let go of your old doubts, fears and problems is to find someone new to talk to. Someone who doesn’t know the “old you”, someone who will encourage you to change and grow. A Blossom Pen Pal is a friend who will encourage you to blossom in a new season of life!

Someone New to Talk To Pen Pals Blossom Tip 70

Things I Learned From My Muslim Little Sister

5 Things I Learned From My Muslim Little Sister

Seven years ago — after my husband and I discovered we can’t have kids — I applied to be a volunteer mentor with Big Sisters/Big Brothers. This nonprofit organization matches adults (“Bigs”) with youth (“Littles”) and supports the friendship. I first learned about it 35 years earlier when I myself […]


How Did You Meet Him? Blossom Tip 65

Join me in congratulating Holly, Judy, Gina, Jean, and Julie! They each won a free copy of Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back by entering my Free Book Give-Away for She Blossoms Readers – Blossom Tip 64.

How Did You Meet Jesus She Blossoms Tip 65

How to Keep Walking - She Blossoms Tip 59

How to Keep Going When Life is Hard – Blossom Tip 59

When I travel — like now in Portugal — I pack light. Wearing the same clothes doesn’t bother me the way it used to. This morning, however, was special. I dug out a fresh pair of trousers and a clean shirt (I’m wearing my husband’s button up dress shirts because […]


How to Always Be Happy – Blossom Tip 58

Greetings from Tomar, Portugal! Earlier today I explored the Convento de Cristo —  a 12th-century castle that was formerly a Knights Templar, monastery, and convent. It kinda made me want to be a nun, cloistered and focused on God. But then I wouldn’t be able to travel…and exploring castles makes […]

How to Always Be Happy Blossom Tip 58

A New Season she Blossoms Tip 57

What to Do While You’re Waiting – Blossom Tip 57

What’s the longest you’ve waited for something? Maybe it was an hour for a bus, or a week for test results. Maybe it was a month for a job offer, or a year for a husband. Maybe it was a decade for a loved one to return, or a lifetime […]


5 Keys to Being Happy When You’re Alone

These five “Blossom Tips” for being happy when you’re alone will help you find the sweet spot. You’ve been lonely and searching for happiness for long enough! It’s time to learn how to be happy in the garden you’re planted in and flourish into the woman God created you to […]

Ways to Be Happy When You’re Alone