21 November

In the Highs and Lows

In the Highs and Lows

At the end of every semester of Bible study, the women of Highpoint gather to enjoy brunch and share corporately what God has been doing in each of our small groups. It is often a time of encouragement, a reminder of great Biblical truths we have learned over the study, and a chance to celebrate […]

19 November

Only a Woman….

Only a Woman….

After recently being sick, I have made two observations that should help us on those days we are feeling like we always fall short: 1.     Women Have Super Sonic Ears The stomach bug is going around Memphis. I hope that you stay clear, if it has not gotten you already. Thursday night I got in […]

14 November

Help Wanted for today :(

Help Wanted for today :(

Writing a blog may be dangerous. Some days I think that I am probably repeating wisdom on the same few struggles because I personally have not had complete victory over them yet. I wonder what themes I would find if I went back and read my previous months posts in succession. Too bad I don’t […]

12 November

Can “good” ever be good enough?

Can “good” ever be good enough?

Do you realize that our entire culture is geared to make us feel dissatisfied? We constantly are being told we need something to truly be happy. I remember sitting in Dr. Planchon’s marketing class in college and learning the truth behind all of the commercials. The goal of anyone with a product or idea to […]

7 November

2 Clogged Toilets and a Rotted Mailbox

2 Clogged Toilets and a Rotted Mailbox

This past Sunday afternoon our entire family was past the point of exhaustion. The previous week Chris had been out of town. He returned Thursday night only for me to leave on Friday. I failed to get the kids to pack for their student retreat that started that evening, so I punted the responsibility to Chris […]

5 November

More Lessons from Amo

More Lessons from Amo

Amo is our four-legged child. He came to be a member of our family three Christmases ago. Over the three years, he has brought a lot of joy to our family. Yes, he is a lot of work, but somehow it is always worth it. Recently, I noticed two things about our pup that could […]

31 October

The Real Problem with Skeletons and Masks

The Real Problem with Skeletons and Masks

The Real Problem with Skeletons and Masks This time of year we see skeletons and Halloween masks everywhere.  If you were looking for a blog on how to handle them and the whole Halloween thing as a Christian parent, I am not so sure you want my thoughts. Last week my daughter announced that her […]

29 October

What Happens After Opposites Attract

What Happens After Opposites Attract

If you want a sneak peak into the Conlee marriage, here is how two absolute opposites find a way to make marriage work… THE BACKSTORY When my husband and I began dating, he was pursuing a career as a professional golfer. Our dates had to be after dark. If the sun provided ANY light, Chris […]

24 October

Mental Gymnastics…

Mental Gymnastics…

Do you ever play mental games with yourself?  As women, we are especially good at this when it comes to our appearance. Maybe you only allow yourself to have that special dessert when you do a certain workout or hit a certain number on the scale. Having an eating disorder in my past, I steer […]

22 October

UNMET EXPECTATIONS….

UNMET EXPECTATIONS….

As a Christian, we are called to be set apart from the world in the way we love people. Last week, I challenged us to consider whether we truly are any different when it comes to loving people. Do we really love our enemies (gulp) or just the people that are kind to us? If […]