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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 March

2 Lessons from a Young Boy – Part 2

2 Lessons from a Young Boy – Part 2

As I mentioned in my last post, as much as I intellectually and theologically know God loves me regardless of my performance, I can still fall into the subtle trap of feeling like I need to prove to Him that I’m worth loving. Sometimes I act as if God’s weighing the balance to see if […]

28 February

2 Lessons from a Young Boy – Part 1

2 Lessons from a Young Boy – Part 1

Most people in this region of the country are familiar with Christianity and have had exposure to the Bible. It might be less than in previous generations, but still the majority have probably stepped foot in a church. And here’s where the danger lies: Exposure, and even agreement, doesn’t automatically equal life change. I was […]