31 May

The Power of Questions – Part 1

The Power of Questions – Part 1

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve found myself as a student again. I recently completed the 5 Voices Leadership Certification through GiANT Worldwide and I’m a few weeks from completing my first course through the Professional Christian Coaching Institute. I’ve learned a lot… but especially about the power of questions. Unlike mentoring, discipleship, and consulting, […]

24 May

Buckle Your Seat Belt

Buckle Your Seat Belt

Travel seems to be a part of our lives these days. Suitcases and airports can be overrated in my book… but at this point, I try to just embrace the adventure. During a recent flight to the West Coast, I reached the point where I’d consumed enough water after a pre-flight chai tea latte that […]

10 May

Choosing our own view

Choosing our own view

I’m not exactly sure what happened. The view from our window at 7am this particular Saturday morning included four police cars, one fire truck, one tow truck pulling a car from the pond-ish thing in front of our apartment, paramedics working at a frantic pace and then not at all, and two immodestly dressed women […]

3 May

5 things I’ve learned from having adult children

5 things I’ve learned from having adult children

Last week, I challenged those of you with children of any age to consider which areas of life you’re keeping a leash on your children… figuratively, of course! The things that start out as appropriate boundaries and cautions when our children are age 2 or 10, we often have a hard time removing at the appropriate time. […]

26 April

When do you take off the leash?

When do you take off the leash?

As most of you know, I’m the momma to a four-legged boy named Mo. I’ve always loved dogs, but when we had two children within 19 months of each other, I found caring for a dog to stretch me beyond my maternal capacity. Consequently, we opted for a long stint without a dog. Ten years […]

12 April

Priorities that Make a Difference – Part 7

Priorities that Make a Difference – Part 7

Today marks a personal victory. I type my last entry of this Priority Time series with great celebration! When I started this series in the early summer of 2018, I believed in the value of a priority time. A daily, unhurried time to get to know the Lord through the Bible and prayer was a relational […]

5 April

Priorities that Make a Difference – Part 6

Priorities that Make a Difference – Part 6

For those of us who grew up in church, it isn’t a newsflash that we should read our Bible and pray. Yet if we were to be transparent, most of us find ourselves wanting the time to be more impactful at best or, at worst, we’ve given up in defeat. Like many other aspects of […]

27 March

Priorities that Make a Difference – Part 5

Priorities that Make a Difference – Part 5

If you’ve followed my blog for the last several years, thank you! It’s an honor that you would read my words. I have to laugh at myself – and I hope you’ll at least smile with me – as I jump into today’s blog. I have a list of ideas that the Lord has given […]

15 March

What’s it like to be on the other side of you?

What’s it like to be on the other side of you?

I’ve found myself as a student again in this season of my life. In January, I began two classes. One of the classes posed a question that I dare you to ask those around you: What’s it like to be on the other side of me? Don’t just ask one person. Don’t just ask people […]

8 March

A Life Lesson from Travel Size Shampoo

A Life Lesson from Travel Size Shampoo

Long ago and far away in another life, I travelled for my job and learned how to pack efficiently. The rule of picking one or two pairs of shoes and coordinating all of your wardrobe around them is especially important when you wear a size 12 shoe. I was pretty good at packing back then. […]