23 May

The parenting decision I’ll never regret

The parenting decision I’ll never regret

I’m signing off for a while. I’ll miss you, but I’m grateful to hit pause this summer. And I have to tell you, the Lord’s timing couldn’t be more perfect. Once every 7 years, Highpoint Church gives us the opportunity to be away for the summer on sabbatical. It’s a season to have some uninterrupted […]

16 May

6998 days… and counting!

6998 days… and counting!

7000days. I love it as a brand name and I loved the conference. I love the way it reminds us as parents not to miss the brevity of our parenting. I could, however, argue that it really should be 4500 days. Like spotty cell phone coverage, your children stop listening to you for a few […]

9 May

When Change is Coming – Part 3

When Change is Coming – Part 3

With Baccalureate under our belts and my firstborn’s graduation coming in just days, the topic of change in my blog the last 2 weeks is exactly where I’m living. We certainly have a big transition ahead in the Conlee household. But don’t be fooled. As I stated in my first blog of this series, the […]

2 May

When Change is Coming – Part 2

When Change is Coming – Part 2

Change. Some people love change. Some people don’t. As I mentioned last week, no matter how you orient yourself to change, you need to be aware that any transition marks a time when the enemy loves to get us off track. Even something as simple as the end of a school year or the start […]

25 April

When Change is Coming – Part 1

When Change is Coming – Part 1

I recently spoke to a young woman preparing to get married. The next day, I had a conversation with a woman preparing to start a new business. Their minds were in completely different places. One was thinking about flowers and gift registries; the other was thinking about marketing strategies and website design. What both of […]

18 April

Judgment Zone – Part 3

Judgment Zone – Part 3

I almost titled this post The Final Judgment because this is my last installment in this series… but I figured my play on words might scare some away! If you subscribe to my blog, then you know that for the last two weeks I’ve addressed the ways in which we as women judge other women. […]

11 April

Judgment Zone – Part 2

Judgment Zone – Part 2

Women are good at a lot of things. My daughter just got back from a journalism conference. Every person on her newspaper staff is female. There are many women who are great with words. There are also fantastic female scientists, speakers, analysts, musicians, and doctors. I could keep going. But one thing we’re good at […]

4 April

Judgment Zone – Part 1

Judgment Zone – Part 1

Do you ever get sick and tired of everyone looking to you to solve all their problems and needs? I’m not talking about being their counselor. I’m talking about the one thousand requests I get each day like: “Where’s my shirt?” “What’s for dinner?” “Please reply to my email…” “Is the dry cleaning back?” “Do you […]

28 March

Momma Gut Check

Momma Gut Check

We recently had some terrific news in the Conlee household that I was sharing with my daughter, Annika. I had a hard time reading her reaction. It seemed a little reserved. So, I inquired, “Are you OK? I thought you’d be happier than that.” Little did I know, but from this point on, the conversation […]

21 March

Do you really want what you want?

Do you really want what you want?

If you’re a country music fan, you may have heard a song called Unanswered Prayers. The whole idea is that we should be thankful for all the prayers God didn’t answer. So often, we can’t see what God sees and we actually pray for things that aren’t for our good. Chris dated a girl for […]