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 […]

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 […]