About Chris Manion

The parable of the talents drives Chris Manion to keep sharing what God has offered her. God’s joy and compassion shows itself in her memoir, God’s Patient Pursuit of My Soul which she wrote while rearing her two children and running a home-based multi-million dollar business, as well as in her talks of how she learned to trust God and hear His voice. Visit her website for more info.

Why I Don’t Ask God Why

Why I Don’t Ask God Why

I don’t ask God why. Never have. Most people are shocked by that. ”Never?” they ask. I shake my head. I’m sure, like me, you heard too many why’s growing up that no one could ever answer. Why did a child have to die just as they graduated? Why didn’t God take away a person’s pain […]

Lessons from Grout: How we Cover Up and Avoid What Needs Cleaning

Lessons from Grout: How we Cover Up and Avoid What Needs Cleaning

Mediterranean terracotta tiles cover most of the first floor of my home. I’ve noticed for a few years now how dirty the grout around those tiles has become. Hiring someone to come in with a big steam cleaner felt like a loud and messy solution to improving the look of the floor. A friend had […]

Touched by a Holy Man

Touched by a Holy Man

I dreaded the day of his burial and yet, I wanted it. It didn’t feel real—his death—until his body was placed in the ground. Grief sneaks up on you. You may already know this. It plays inside you like a song or piece of music you can’t seem to get out of your mind. You […]

A Date with God

A Date with God

Dates are on my mind. Quite a few of them. At this time of year, attitudes around dates make significant differences. Today is my father’s birthday. He was called home to our Lord eight years ago. I tell myself I should celebrate the date of his passing instead, August 28th, as his new birthday to […]