22 October

UNMET EXPECTATIONS….

UNMET EXPECTATIONS….

As a Christian, we are called to be set apart from the world in the way we love people. Last week, I challenged us to consider whether we truly are any different when it comes to loving people. Do we really love our enemies (gulp) or just the people that are kind to us? If […]

15 October

Grading Your Own Paper

Do you remember in elementary or junior high school when your teacher would let you grade your own paper?  Depending upon your personality, this either triggered a high five or a sigh of frustration.  The rule followers, like me, hated this. I had done my homework and wanted my effort to be rewarded. Those who […]

10 October

Hanging Upside Down

Think Space Jam’s “I believe I can fly” mixed with Cirque du Soleil wanna be’s. Now you have an idea of where I am. In a million years, I never thought I would be watching my daughter try an Aerial Arts class. I did not even realize such a class existed two weeks ago. Cross […]

8 October

Ready or Not?

Ready or Not?

Here we go. The last quarter of the year is upon us. One of my children has already started fall break. Next week the other will follow. You know what this means, don’t you? As women, we have two choices regarding the sprint to the end of 2013: we can let it happen to us […]

3 October

Lean on me….

Lean on me….

Today, it occurred to me that I began blogging in the midst of a very challenging season in my life.  If there have been multiple blogs keeping with the theme of how to see God’s light in the midst of darkness, it is because I am trying to remind myself.  I am trusting that you […]

26 September

This is why I can’t remember your name…..

This is why I can’t remember your name…..

On about 1000 occasions, I have forgotten someone’s name. It never fails. It can happen in small groups or big groups. It can happen at church or school or in the grocery store. It can happen if I have known you for five weeks or five years. I just go blank. It always leaves me […]

19 September

Morning Necessities…..

Morning Necessities…..

I have recently re-entered a season of writing and speaking. With this reentry, I have found myself wandering towards Starbucks more frequently for a little caffeine when I hit the afternoon or occasionally late night lull. Funny thing is, I am not even a coffee drinker. A non-fat, chai tea latte is as serious as […]

12 September

A Battle Worth Fighting …

A Battle Worth Fighting …

Last week, I blogged on my need to re-establish the Sabbath.  Then Saturday came.  Being in ministry eliminates Sunday as an option.  Having a teenager who enjoys high school football eliminates Friday as an option.  Being an American eliminates Monday through Friday as an option.  So there I was on a Saturday.  A little bit […]

10 September

A Heart to Heart Conversation…

A Heart to Heart Conversation…

There is nothing better than having a heart to heart conversation with someone who really gets you.  Some of us feel like we have that person that gets us, some of us don’t.  But who gets you all of the time? On every subject? Can I pull the God card? Yep. All of us need a safe […]

5 September

Learning from a Chicken…

Learning from a Chicken…

Anyone had a furious start to the fall?  School is here and all that goes with the beginning of autumn.  Seems like everyone lives a faster and faster paced life with each passing season, including the Conlee crew.  This week we have had cross country, Open House, dentist appointments, the kickoff of fall Bible study, […]