Bible Stuff, TYC Living

That Thing was not THE Thing

The beginning of the year is a time of reflection for many people. In addition to setting new goals and embarking upon new habits, we tend to be reflective. We take a look at the past. Some of us take a quick glance and say "Thank Ya Jesus!" to avoid being turned to a pillar… Continue reading That Thing was not THE Thing

Life Coaching, TYC Living

Wait is an Action Verb

I can't believe it's already April. I'm so busy that the spring just sprung itself on me. What am I busy doing? Well, let's see... As a novice container gardener I am waiting for the last frost so I can move my veggies outside. I'm waiting for my younger son to make his college choice.… Continue reading Wait is an Action Verb

TYC Living

Six Weeks into “Grace”

My word for 2021 is "Grace." This has been my best "one word" year ever because, well... it's grace. I don't have to do a whole lot with it. Such is the nature of grace. This is my year to just be. I suppose I could have chosen "be" for my one word but it… Continue reading Six Weeks into “Grace”

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.

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

Here’s Why You’re Mad

"What's causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don't they come from the evil desires at war within you?" - James 4:1 NLT As a coach I am faced daily with people who want to change. It's my job to help people get from where they are to where they want to be. The biggest… Continue reading Here’s Why You’re Mad

Life Coaching, TYC Living

Are You A Label Maker?

We have this terrible habit of slapping labels on people, things, and experiences. We forget that everything and everyone was created by God and has the ability to give Him glory. Nothing is "bad" in and of itself. A pencil can be used to write a wonderful letter of apology or it can be used… Continue reading Are You A Label Maker?