My Christmas wish is that you don’t spit in the Thanksgiving dressing.


This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. We all know that Daylight Savings Time throws us all off for at least 6 months. Did you know that during this time science is telling us not only does Daylight Savings Time affect our sleep and moods but during this time there … Continue reading My Christmas wish is that you don’t spit in the Thanksgiving dressing.

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Four Books You Should Read With Me


This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. During my sabbatical/limited retirement time, I have been able to spend a great deal of time reading. I usually have 3-5 books going at a time based on my current interests, challenges or needs for escape. Ironically, all the books I am currently … Continue reading Four Books You Should Read With Me

3 Of the lovliest words


What if we... I love these words when structured together. Simply... What- creates a flexible framework for finding information. This translates to exciting exploration and ingenuity. Is there improvement? Is there history to learn from? If- causes creative possibilities, accepted opinions, looking for new occasions or new conditions, but also inventing the contingency plan We- … Continue reading 3 Of the lovliest words

Three Practical Pieces of Advice of Why You Really Do Need to Go To That Networking Event Today


No one really believes me but I truly am an introvert. I find humans incredibly frustrating and exhausting. And unpredictable. Which reminds me of grasshoppers which I REALLY dislike but that is a story for another day. I prefer the company of one or two people. Not in a crowd where I have to shout … Continue reading Three Practical Pieces of Advice of Why You Really Do Need to Go To That Networking Event Today

Do you have the guts to play for blood?


It's one of my all-time favorite movie lines. The cruelest, bat-crazy, bad guy looks like he's about to win again. But Doc Holiday slides in all cool like and they have the best short dialogue EVER! RINGO: Wretched slugs, don't any of you Have the guts to play for blood? DOC: I'm your huckleberry. Ringo … Continue reading Do you have the guts to play for blood?

Three Ways to Build Resilience in Children Through Forgiveness


Recently I am being asked more and more to share a talk I have created on building resilience in children. The basic foundation of the workshop is intentionally teaching our children how to forgive. For any children in our lives, we need to actively find ways to eliminate brittle bitterness. Instead, we need to model and … Continue reading Three Ways to Build Resilience in Children Through Forgiveness

I know why Hagar sat a bow shot away


I recently had a new tattoo created. It is a protective caim encircling each of my children’s names on arrows. The symbolism is centered around Psalm 127. I want to provide a sanctuary of safety and security for love and acceptance for my children as they grow and develop. However, my ultimate desire is to shoot … Continue reading I know why Hagar sat a bow shot away

əˈbīd: Conversations with God


a·bide əˈbīd/ verb accept or act in accordance with (a rule, decision, or recommendation). "I said I would abide by their decision" synonyms: comply with, obey, observe, follow, keep to, hold to, conform to, adhere to, stick to, stand by, act in accordance with, uphold, heed, accept, go along with, acknowledge, respect, defer to "he expected everybody to abide by the rules" 2. informal be unable to tolerate (someone or something). "if there is … Continue reading əˈbīd: Conversations with God

A Place At The Table


I was flipping through pictures on my phone and came across this one taken at The Sparrow's Nest a few weeks ago just before dinner time. It reminded me of the Sidewalk Prophets song "Come To The Table." The people seated at this table change sometimes almost daily but the invitation is still the same. … Continue reading A Place At The Table

One lie we cannot afford to keep selling to our children and 10 scriptures to help them break through


I am going to say it. I may not have had to walk uphills both ways in the snow wearing one shoe while chewing on cornstalk for daily nutrition but I do think there is something unique about my upbringing that is lacking today. I wasn't allowed to quit. To be called a quitter was … Continue reading One lie we cannot afford to keep selling to our children and 10 scriptures to help them break through