Gayle Veitenheimer

I write inspirational stories and creative nonfiction that encourages children to walk out their Christian faith.

3 Ways to Make Room for Joy

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.” Matthew 2:10 NIV I love Matthew’s account of the Magi (please note they were not at the stable), but I’ve always found joy rather elusive.  It plays hide and seek with me. Ever feel that way? Could it be that joy was right there and I hadn’t…
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The Right Frame of Mind: Worship, Prayer, and Thanksgiving

As I head into the holidays, I desperately need the right frame of mind. A firm foundation and a solid framework of spiritual principles to keep me steady through the challenges of the season, like managing the same twenty-four hours of the day with a much longer to-do list.  Christ, as always, provides the foundation,…
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Harvest Time: 5 Keys for Successful Sowing and Reaping

The principle of sowing and reaping runs through the pages of Scripture. But we don't usually think about the sowing—until the harvest arrives.
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The Sabbath: Creating White Space

Ever start an article or blog post and all you saw was miles of ink? (Yes, Texas Monthly, I’m talking to you.) Did you wince? Tense up? Bypass it? We need white space.  Breathing room. Margin. Do you have any? Do your kids? Are you scheduled to the edges of your calendar? Sabbath God commands us…
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Obedience Training for Your Spirit: 4 Tips

My ninety-plus pound Belgian Malinois is a great running partner—most of the time. Valor heels, sets a good pace, and serves as bodyguard too.  But he has a high prey drive.  Anything small and furry that moves, beware. (FYI, owners of small dogs, big dogs see prey rather than your precious baby.) If I see…
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