Keto Life

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.

Purpose, TYC Living

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

TYC World

Bad Guys Win Sometimes

A deeper exploration of this content appears in the weekly devotional newsletter. Weeks ago I made a joke on my Instagram that, with COVID 19, it feels like these weapons formed against us seem to be prospering a lil' bit.  As I lean heavily on my faith and the Isaiah 54:17 promise that no weapon… Continue reading Bad Guys Win Sometimes

TYC Living

Week 4 and My Closet is Still A Mess

Tomorrow I will close out my fourth week of sheltering in place and I've only been away from home once. Usually, I open the outdoor kitchen around mid-March, but yesterday was my first day firing up the grill. I did spend a couple of days lying in the sun for some much needed vitamin D… Continue reading Week 4 and My Closet is Still A Mess

Family/Relationships

7 Tips for Family Management While Sheltering in Place

In Luke 4:23 Jesus references this proverb: "Physician heal thyself." The proverb means to do for yourself what you do for others. In this particular passage with Jesus, (also in Matthew 13 and Mark 6), Jesus is unable to do miracles in his hometown of Nazareth because people see him as no more than a… Continue reading 7 Tips for Family Management While Sheltering in Place

Family/Relationships

Can I Give Up People for Lent?

As the Lenten season approaches, I've been having lots of conversations with friends about what we're giving up for Lent. In the past, I've given up coffee, sarcasm, diet coke, wine, cake, salty snacks, and wine again. I take the season seriously and I use my sacrifice to solemnly reflect on the sacrifice Jesus made… Continue reading Can I Give Up People for Lent?

Healing, TYC Living

Limit the View to Keep Your Peace

Recently, I had a window seat on a flight. I normally book an aisle seat because I prefer to get up and walk around a bit. However, this flight was a small regional jet so my seat had both a window and an aisle. It was a single seat that gave me aisle access with… Continue reading Limit the View to Keep Your Peace