Lord, for all the ones who gather round With joy overflowing, with tables full Of food and laughter and love: May You bless them with eyes to see And hearts to know the richness of this season – With the capacity to hold it all in open palms As a treasure and an offering. May… Read More A Thanksgiving Prayer
I’ve been quiet on this blog as I’ve focused more on social media, but this Facebook Live conversation was so powerful that I don’t want my friends who aren’t on Facebook to miss out on the encouragement! Traci Curran has been a member of both online and local group coaching experiences with me, and she… Read More Does God Know ME – and have something to say just for me?
Woman A: The Overloaded Business Woman She was highly ambitious and career-oriented. She set her business goals high and she crushed them. It was all the rest of life that was crushing her. Too much to do and not enough hours left her overtired, stressed, and irritable. She wanted more time with the people who… Read More How to Thrive: A Tale of Two Women
I’m just going to lay it out right here:
Happiness ≠ Success
Success ≠ Happiness… Read More How to Thrive: It’s not the Pursuit of Happiness.
“I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare.” – C.S. Lewis Being a good wife is hard work. Being a good mom is hard work. These powerful roles require sacrifice of all our resources. On… Read More How to Thrive as a Wife and Mom, Part One: Community
That didn’t go as I expected at all. You see, this group of women who met together for the first time yesterday? We are an eclectic bunch, wildly different ages and different church backgrounds. I thought it would take some time before we opened up with one another, so I planned an ice breaker that… Read More Hero: It’s not who you think.
We’re all looking for the proven fix for the lack of luster in our lives. We’re on the hunt for the expert who can tell us how to do this thing called the Christian life. Good news: we have it. We just have to grab hold of it. I read a blog post recently that… Read More The Proven Fix
Holiday joy – or holiday blues? As you wind down tonight, pause to breathe and consider: Those pretty, peaceful nativity scenes we treasure belie the unbelievable stress this young couple experienced during that first Advent. Nothing went according to plan. Nothing. And yet, from the moment of conception to the days following Jesus’ birth, we… Read More What the Christmas Story Teaches Us About the Holiday Blues
During the month of December, I’d like to invite you to join me on an Advent journey. We’ll follow in the footsteps of Mary and Elizabeth as we intentionally respond to the waiting season with wonder, worship, community and song. This is not an intensive program that will be a ‘one more thing’ to add… Read More Advent: Worship and Wonder
Everyone is going somewhere; not everyone is getting somewhere on purpose. This great perspective-changing statement from Andy Stanley speaks volumes to me. How about you? I spent a lot of years letting life happen to me while I held on for the inevitably wild ride. Slowly but surely, over the past 15 years, God has led… Read More I’m on Fire