28 June

Beautiful Places

Beautiful Places

I’ve been blessed to travel to many beautiful places. It’s actually a running joke in our house. On one occasion, about ten years ago, someone asked me if I’d ever traveled out of the States. My reply – “No, not really… just once or twice for ministry” – immediately produced an odd glance from my […]

21 June

When Broken Happens

When Broken Happens

Sigh. I left last week’s blog conflicted. I’m usually the person who looks at things from multiple angles, wanting to be sensitive to everyone’s perspective. But last week, I simply longed to encourage the dads in our lives. Being a dad is hard. It’s often a thankless job. I desperately wanted all the fathers in […]

14 June

Giving All They Got

Giving All They Got

As a woman, I’d be very leery if my husband said he understood what it was like to be a mom. Can you imagine? Fortunately, he’s smart enough to never suggest that! What man knows all of the thousands of details that spin in a mom’s mind as she lays down at night? What man […]

7 June

The Power of Questions – Part 2

The Power of Questions – Part 2

Life is full of decisions. For most of us, we truly want to make the best decisions possible, but the undeniable right answer isn’t always obvious. We can see the clear distinction between right and wrong with some choices, but many decisions are more complex. There’s the difference between choosing good or great. There are […]

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 […]

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 […]