10 October

To Be Honest

To Be Honest

To be honest… as Highpoint’s worship leader, Josh Maze, so eloquently wrote a powerful song about… I don’t feel like writing. I am spent. The last 7 days have been so full. Full of death and full of life. Full of despair and full of joy. Full of people asking, “Where is God?” and others […]

3 October

One of the most important decisions

One of the most important decisions

In the lives of teenagers, we beg them to make pre-decisions. We desperately don’t want them to make decisions in the heat of the moment. Whether it’s a decision to lie or tell the truth, go too far or say no, or betray a friend, making a decision in advance of the opportunity of temptation […]

26 September

What if God wanted to use you?

What if God wanted to use you?

This last week started a marathon of final college visits for my daughter. The disadvantage of having a mother who used to work in college admissions is that my children have been subjected to my insistence to do as much as possible to get a feel for an institution. We drove 16 hours in 2 […]

19 September

Using Your Darkness as Light

Using Your Darkness as Light

How many times did you have an upset stomach as a child? Not exactly a rare occurrence, right? As a mom, how many times do you wonder if your child is just milking it when they complain of a tummy ache? Kristy was a more compassionate mom than me. So, in August 2014, when her […]

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 […]

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 […]