5 September

How to Ruin Your Child – Part 1

How to Ruin Your Child – Part 1

On occasion in the Conlee household, we’ve been known to say we have two “mini me’s.” Our son, Mark, shares many similarities with his father. They order almost identical meals at every restaurant. They wear the same size clothes, and if you’ve ever seen them walk, you automatically know they’re related. On the estrogen side […]

29 August

What kind of woman are you?

What kind of woman are you?

Sometimes we can read the Bible and think, “I’d never do that!” The accounts may seem extreme or difficult to relate to, especially as you journey through the Old Testament. I was recently in 1 Kings. (A chart might have been helpful to keep up with all the different king swapping!) I’m confident I’ll never […]

22 August

Lessons Learned from Checking Out – Part 2

Lessons Learned from Checking Out – Part 2

Today, I’ll wrap up my 2-part series on lessons I learned from our sabbatical. Since my last post, we‘ve delivered our firstborn to college. I’m tempted to write the top 10 places that moms can cry when dropping off a college freshman, but I’ll save that for another day… when it’s actually funny. In the […]

15 August

Lessons Learned from Checking Out – Part 1

Lessons Learned from Checking Out – Part 1

To be completely transparent, I hesitate a little bit to share about our sabbatical. I recently had someone say, “I sure would like to take two months off work.” My insides did a somersault. I get it. It’s a rare gift to be able to check out of life for two months. I don’t know […]

8 August

How much would you give to have your child covered in prayer?

How much would you give to have your child covered in prayer?

I’m back. My laptop and I enjoyed a vacation from each other, but I’m excited after a 2-month sabbatical with my family to be back at life and resuming my blog. I’m looking forward to sharing some of the experiences and lessons the Lord taught me from our summer… however, just like you, the summer […]

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 […]