6 March

Taking the Bull by the Horns

Taking the Bull by the Horns

It is a rare thing for Chris to be around while I am having my Priority Time. For one thing, we are not usually in the same place when we are spending time with the Lord. For another, I don’t like distractions. If he is around, I have probably hidden somewhere else in the house. […]

4 March

The Name Dropping Bomb

The Name Dropping Bomb

My husband and I were recently discussing how many college graduates we knew who had not landed the jobs they had hoped for as they entered the workforce. It is hard to comprehend the financial investment that had been made for them to end up in an entry-level retail position. In many cases, the idea […]

27 February

Up Close and Personal

Up Close and Personal

I really have no idea what the back of my hair looks like on any given day. Aside from those times that I sit in the stylist’s chair and he swirls me around at the end of a haircut to examine his handy work, I have no clue. The other day it occurred to me […]

25 February

The Polka Dot Bathrobe

The Polka Dot Bathrobe

A few years ago (more than I would like to admit), I was the recipient of a bright pink bathrobe with white polka dots. It was fun and festive, but more importantly, it was thick and snuggly. It was so comfy that as soon as I could get home, I was so happy to put […]

18 February

My Friends Matter

My Friends Matter

If you are the parent of a teenager, you know how much friends matter in the life of your child. While it is certainly true at an earlier age, the importance takes on even greater implications when your child is no longer under your direct supervision for social and extracurricular events, not to mention car […]

13 February

Worth the Fight…

Worth the Fight…

Have you ever stopped to consider where you expend all of your emotional energy each day? There is tired from just keeping too busy, but there is also a type of tired that results from expending our emotional energy. How many times a day does your blood pressure rise? I consider myself a pretty level […]

11 February

Do I Stink?

Do I Stink?

Sometimes I wonder if anyone sees the world the way I do. We all come at life with a certain perspective. Our family of origin, our experiences, and our personalities all collide to make us unique individuals. Beyond individuality, however, we do find some common ground. I would love to know if anyone walks along […]

6 February

Date Needed…

Date Needed…

I love meeting with women. It is amazing how God has each of us on a unique path and yet we share so many similarities.  The mother of ankle biters, the mother of ankle tattoos, and the young woman who shows way more than her ankles have more in common than they realize! Many times […]

4 February

Mother-In-Law

Mother-In-Law

There is a cloud that surrounds most mothers-in-law. You know all of the jokes and some of you know a lot of pain. The leaving and cleaving of marriage combined with honoring our parents is a pair of truths that can be complicated. Often we are good at leaving and lousy at honoring OR we […]

30 January

1 in 100…

1 in 100…

This past week I walked into the worship center at Highpoint for our noon prayer time. We kick each semester off with 21 Days of Prayer. While over 2,000 people fill this same room on Sundays, only a dozen or two make their way to the campus to pray on a given day. I know. […]