3 September

Resisting the Half Empties ….

Resisting the Half Empties ….

“How are you?” It is the question that comes out of our mouths without even engaging a brain cell. Somewhere along the way, we have been conditioned to ask this overused question as a matter of habit. Over the years, I have developed a love-hate relationship with the question… more hate than love. First of […]

29 August

Working from Home is for the Birds….

Working from Home is for the Birds….

I know this is a little strange, but I find my most productive hours of work occur in my car.  Originally, I made this discovery because we lived so far from where our kids were in school.  It wasted too much time for me to drive back and forth from the house between school drop […]

20 August

When You Can’t Take It Anymore…

When You Can’t Take It Anymore…

Over the years, I have learned that I have a pretty high pain tolerance… both literally and figuratively. For better or worse, God gave my husband a wife who can function under a pretty decent amount of pressure or busyness. About once every 5 years, I hit my wall. Sure I have minor meltdowns in […]

13 August

2 Ways to Protect Your Reputation

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2 Ways to Protect Your Reputation

There is nothing worse than a nasty rumor. Think middle school. You know… when that girl you didn’t like so much started saying things about you that weren’t true. Your reputation could be put in question within a few class periods. Fast forward to 2013. As grown ups, we now have ways to put our […]

1 August

Knot of Doubt

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Knot of Doubt

Last week, I had the privilege of attending She Speaks, a conference for Christian women interested in developing their speaking and writing skills. In the days leading up to the trip, I had several very late nights as I furiously worked to complete a book proposal and sample chapter. The conference offered a writing track […]

30 July

Noisy Animals and Submission

Noisy Animals and Submission

Today may be the day that my sweet husband regrets encouraging me to blog. There is something you must know about him. He is hard to sleep with. You don’t have to take my word for it. Just ask any male on our staff that has ever traveled with him. Initially, when the staff of […]

25 July

Worst Summer Ever

Worst Summer Ever

Whenever someone asks about your summer, don’t you feel compelled to tell him or her it was wonderful? We go through the calendar and pick the most adventurous or luxurious event or trip and elaborate on it. It is the rare conversation when someone says, “it has been the worst summer ever.” This summer, our […]

23 July

Never Say Never

Never Say Never

God has done many amazing things, but twice in my life I remember being dumbfounded that God cared so specifically about little ol’ me. The first time God surprised me was after our second child was born. Initially, Chris and I had experienced difficulties getting pregnant. In retrospect, it was a short wait but God […]

18 July

Lessons from Amo

Lessons from Amo

I have always liked dogs, but everything seemed to change after I had children. Motherhood felt like it started with a bang. Two deliveries in 19 months accompanied by living 4 places in that same amount of time left me worn out. Tiger, our sweet dog, got the leftovers of my maternal energy. One day, […]

13 July

Early Adopter

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Early Adopter

I am not what they call an “early adopter.” I am not the one who buys the newest and latest phone or gizmo the day it comes out. I wait. I see what happens. I have to be won over. I am even that way when it comes to relationships. With friends, I am not […]