From the Blog

When You Need Directions

Walking from the parking garage to the entrance of the hospital, I felt reasonably sure I could navigate my way to the surgery waiting area. I had been there a few years back during both my daughter and my husband’s almost back-to-back surgeries. But making my way through the winding corridors I became confused and soon realized I needed to… Read More

Why Feeling Grateful Isn’t Enough

“Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him.” ~ Luke 17:15-16   Undoubtedly, He knew they were grateful. And He had dismissed them Himself. “Go,” He said. “Show yourselves to the priests.” Ten leprous men called… Read More

Let’s Talk Self-Control…and a gift for you!

I struggle with telling myself no. I’m great at talking myself into undisciplined and greedy behaviors, and I have a hard time refusing myself those indulgences. Let’s have a few more potato chips. Ok. Let’s skip exercising today. Hmm, ok. Let’s knock off work early and head over to Hobby Lobby. Great! Let’s rush through our time with the Lord… Read More

When It’s Time to Stop “Mom-ing”

“Mom,” she said with a hint of impatience. “You’re doing it again.” I started to explain…to excuse my wordiness and interruptions and parenting voice. But then I took a deep breath, sat further back in my chair and picked up my coffee instead. “I’m sorry,” I huffed with exasperation. I wasn’t put out with my daughter. I was put out… Read More