15 May

Behind Every Bush?

Behind Every Bush?

Moms are so good at the blame game. Our kids might master the art of blaming others (can’t you hear the echoes of “It wasn’t me!”?); us Moms, on the other hand, seem to master the art of blaming ourselves. I don’t observe this pattern in our roles as wives, friends, or employees – but […]

13 May

Approach Trumps Content – Part 2

Approach Trumps Content – Part 2

Last week, I shared with you a phrase that is constantly mentioned in the Conlee household: Approach Trumps Content! As Christians, we are called to speak the truth in love. Yet often, our temperament causes us to lean more heavily towards either truth or love. It is the person that will avoid confrontation that will […]

8 May

Approach Trumps Content

Approach Trumps Content

While I can try all day long, there are some gifts that my husband has that do not reside in my body! One specific strength that he has and seems to have passed on to my daughter is a high relational IQ. Both Chris and Annika possess an uncanny ability to assess relational dynamics. From […]

6 May

Someone Just Like You…

Someone Just Like You…

Most of us are full of good intentions. We want to do the right things, but it gets complicated somewhere between the good intention and the actual step in the right direction. This seems particularly true among Christians. With the help of the enemy, we make life so much harder than it needs to be. […]

1 May

Why should we Pray?

Why should we Pray?

As we celebrate the National Day of Prayer today, I do so with great gratitude that I live in a country where this is still permitted. But who are we kidding – what percentage of believers are on their face crying out for their country? On days like today, I’m reminded how I need to […]

29 April

Completely Naked

Completely Naked

Our culture seems to be enamored with anonymity and sex. It is a dangerous combination for sure! The media sells everything from banking services to hamburgers with a provocatively dressed model and message. Technology follows right behind with trends allowing greater activity under the radar screen than ever before. Just what the enemy wants: to […]

24 April

Springtime Snowball

Springtime Snowball

Here it comes… Just when snowballs have left our mind and our décor, here comes one last snowball. It is the snowball of Springtime. From here until the last school closes its doors and the last graduation party has taken place, almost every woman is getting ready to be overwhelmed by one thousand little things. […]

22 April

Every Rose has its Thorn

Every Rose has its Thorn

We have just celebrated the remembrance of the most powerful truth of the Christian faith. If you have been in a church this past weekend, you heard again of the crown of thorns that was painfully placed upon the Lord’s head as He completed His journey to the cross. We find amazing comfort that Jesus […]

17 April

Avoiding “Foot in Mouth” Disease

Avoiding “Foot in Mouth” Disease

I have stuck my foot in my mouth so many times in the last month that I have lost count. There was the time when I introduced myself to a young lady that I had prayed for several times and had known for literally years. There was the occasion where I mentioned the ramifications of […]

15 April

Mommy Shame

Mommy Shame

I was recently enjoying some time with a few friends. The subject turned to our children. If you are the mother of a newborn or a 40 year old, this seems to always be the subject to which we gravitate. Some days this is great, but other days it brings up dread. This particular day, […]