10 April

Knocking down the Pedestal

Knocking down the Pedestal

My daughter recently had a day at school where a large number of students, including most of her friends, were out for a school related event. I always remember those types of days at school were my favorite. The teachers were more relaxed and those left behind could enjoy the slower pace and walk out […]

8 April

Avoiding the Train Wreck

Avoiding the Train Wreck

Have you ever known someone who was just a train wreck when it came to relationships? Perhaps they were constantly leaving behind broken friendships and moving on to find new ones because conflict seemed to follow them wherever they went. Have YOU ever found that friend after friend seemed to leave you disappointed? Last week […]

3 April

Interconnected

Interconnected

While at dinner with some friends last night, we commented on how interconnected Memphis is. It is amazing how Memphis shrinks when measured by relationships. It is the rare exception to meet someone that you cannot trace back to another previous connection. As I reflected on the commonness of overlapping relationships, I was reminded that […]

1 April

War of Words

War of Words

I love words and I hate them. Spoken or written, words can both give hope and destroy hearts. Even in the social media world of words, I continue in my conflicted state. I resisted jumping in during the early days as people started blogging and tweeting. It would frustrate me to see all the brown […]

27 March

5 Things to do when you are losing your mind (Part 2)

5 Things to do when you are losing your mind (Part 2)

On Tuesday, I began a blog that I hope you will save on your phone or tuck into a file… one you can actually find again, of course! When circumstances feel like they are overwhelming us, it is common to just shut down and let negativity take over. On my last blog we identified two […]

25 March

5 Things to do when you are losing your mind (Part 1)

5 Things to do when you are losing your mind (Part 1)

It doesn’t seem to matter what stage of life you are in as a woman, we all have the fortune of living in this fallen world where things have a tendency to not go our way. Maybe you are battling with the care and deteriorating condition of an aging parent. For some, you are in […]

20 March

When Progress Overtakes Patience

When Progress Overtakes Patience

Spring Break in Memphis this year brought the first warm, sunny day in what felt like years. Amo, our dog, hoped he would finally be walked again. The two of us may have been more excited than the rest of Memphis combined that the warm weather is almost here to stay! The schedule that week […]

18 March

Strong Women, Stronger Marriage (Part 2)

Strong Women, Stronger Marriage (Part 2)

In my last post, I posed the question: “Are you a strong woman?” The reality is that there are two kinds of strong women. There is a culturally strong woman and a biblically strong woman. Culture would tell you that Christian women are weak and progressive women are strong. Nothing could be further from the […]

13 March

Strong Women, Stronger Marriage (Part 1)

Strong Women, Stronger Marriage (Part 1)

Are you a strong woman? I don’t even know MY answer, but I pose the question to you: Would you describe yourself as a strong woman? Would those closest to you describe you as strong? My husband and I recently enjoyed dinner with some friends. Somewhere in the conversation, the other husband said that he […]

11 March

Where there’s a Will

Where there’s a Will

You have probably heard the familiar saying, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” In the can-do American context, that saying usually means that if you really are committed to something, you can make it happen. I definitely have adhered to that mantra much of my life. Yet I have recently had some new observations […]