2 January

Happy New Year 2014!

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Happy New Year 2014!

It is January 2nd. Are you already tired of the New Year’s resolution pitch? It feels like everything you see between December 26th and January 1st screams of new starts, new promises you must make, and the hope for a better new year. Before we quickly cross off the idea as a failed tradition, I think it […]

24 December

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Conlees! Social media and blogs have their place, but I hope that you will pause from your normal routines and enjoy this season with your family and friends. I will look forward to resume blogging on January 2nd. I encourage you to exchange some screen time for face time (not the digital kind […]

19 December

Please don’t make me, part 2….

Please don’t make me, part 2….

If you followed my blog on Tuesday, you read about the first two awkward conversation topics that I have been known to have as a pastor’s wife. Here are the last two. If you are a Highpointer, please apply the principles and spare us both the conversation.  3. A Different Kind of Stumble  My husband […]

17 December

Please don’t make me, part 1…

Please don’t make me, part 1…

Growing up, it never entered my mind that I might be a pastor’s wife. I don’t even remember a single pastor’s wife from the churches I attended while growing up. Some days I think my life is very normal and then other days I come to my senses.  One way that I jump the normal […]

12 December

The Best Regift Ever…

The Best Regift Ever…

Online shopping works pretty well for me. This time of year, I have boxes being dropped at our front door a few times a week. I usually snatch them up and move them to my closet so no one else in the family has time to discern where the box is from and what is inside. Today […]

10 December

Before Panic Set In….

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Before Panic Set In….

All day long I kept thinking that something was wrong. Actually, at different points over the past few weeks I suspected a problem with our pool. When we moved into our new house this spring, we were blessed with a beautiful pool. On this particular day, it was not feeling like a blessing. I woke […]

5 December

Just Like God

Just Like God

Can we just say out loud, “Motherhood is hard.” Very hard. I use to think it was hard because I had two small children close together in age. I can’t imagine the amount of energy to feed more kids, wipe more noses, and correct more mouths. My hats are off to those who do! I […]

3 December

Give It All You’ve Got…

Give It All You’ve  Got…

I recently spent the morning at one of our local Lifeway outlets.  It is usually one of my stops twice a year as I try to discern what study is best for our upcoming semester of Bible study. The staff is usually curious when I stack up workbooks and seem to have nowhere to go […]

28 November

Choosing Thankfulness Over Hopelessness, part 2

Choosing Thankfulness Over Hopelessness, part 2

Here is part 2 of Sarah Vicker’s guest blog. We can all learn from Sarah on how to be thankful… Soon after this, a woman called my home, and spoke with my mom. The woman said, “You don’t know me, but my name is Megan, and I am a brain injury Occupational Therapist. I’ve heard […]

26 November

Choosing Thankfulness Over Hopelessness, part 1

Choosing Thankfulness Over Hopelessness, part 1

One of the privileges I have of being in ministry with my husband is that I get to know some amazing people. Today will be part one of a two-part blog. I have asked Sarah Vickers to be my guest blogger as we celebrate Thanksgiving. Sarah understands thankfulness in a way that we can all […]