Work/Life

The Amy Cooper Apology: Stop Saying “I’m Sorry” and Repent

I first fell in love with words when I was seven years old. I still passionately love words today. To speak them, write them, or read them— centers me in the presence of God. Words are powerful. They can invoke pride, fear, comfort and chaos. That's why when I saw the video of Amy Cooper… Continue reading The Amy Cooper Apology: Stop Saying “I’m Sorry” and Repent

KetoLife, Mind/Body

Why Am I on the Keto Diet? Because Jesus.

Photo: Getty Images I got an email yesterday from a young lady who found "My Keto Kitchen" on Amazon. She asked, "Is your blog a Christian blog or a Keto blog? I'm looking for keto tips but it looks like more of a faith blog." My answer was that Shine TYC is a Christian Lifestyle… Continue reading Why Am I on the Keto Diet? Because Jesus.

Mind/Body

5 Identity Tools: Know Who You Are and Believe It

For a deeper exploration of this content, subscribe to this week's devotional newsletter. I'm all about conflict that produces positive results. If the process gets contentious, I'm okay with that. In my humble opinion, the end always justifies the means. It's the part of my identity that took a while to accept. Once I discovered… Continue reading 5 Identity Tools: Know Who You Are and Believe It

Books/Entertainment

4 Things I Love About Jesus…and Michael Jordan

Photo: CBS sports Christians can learn something from Kobe Bryant. In the same way that Kobe followed Michael Jordan's philosophy in basketball, Christians might use the same model to follow the teachings of Jesus. Kobe exhausted Jordan with constant calls at all hours of the night. Likewise, we should pray without ceasing to understand God's… Continue reading 4 Things I Love About Jesus…and Michael Jordan

Family/Relationships

A Complicated Mother’s Day

Sheltering in place has been a tremendous source of "mommy guilt" for many mothers of adult children not living at home. I've had numerous conversations in my "mom" groups about how hard it is to keep a safe "social distance" from our adult children. As a rule, they can't come visit. If they do, gloves,… Continue reading A Complicated Mother’s Day