christian faith, communication, discernment, discipline

Are you a door or a door mat?

Serving Others…. Are you a door or a doormat? The truth is, it made me mad. Here I was in church, looking to be encouraged by the sermon. As the worship ended, our pastor stood up and made a statement I’ll never forget. You could have heard a pin drop in the huge auditorium. “Do… Continue reading Are you a door or a door mat?

change, children, christian faith, communication, diligence, discernment, discipline, family values, love, parenting

Phones!? Making memories in the moments!

To the man I run by frequently in my neighborhood. You are outside with your kids, fun!  They are running and playing and having a blast!  From time to time they say, "look daddy" and you glance over and smile. Then you look back down, at your phone. To the man sitting next to me… Continue reading Phones!? Making memories in the moments!

change, christian faith, communication, diligence, discernment, discipline, time management

If words have power, then put them to work!

Today my word is filled. It comes from the promises of Ephesians 1. If I lose sight of my goals for today, I'll recall that I'm filled to the measure of the fullness of God. It's an easy word that brings me back to my "goals" for today. Words are simple. Just pick one and… Continue reading If words have power, then put them to work!

anger, change, christian faith, communication, diligence, discernment, discipline, family values, gratitude, love, Perception

Distractions can be dangerous….

] For years I had a pastor who always brought meaningless meetings back to focus. "OK everyone, let's keep the main thing the main thing." Yes and a big amen. The news is filled with opportunity. To pray, to help one another, to facilitate donations, to listen to others cry about so much loss and… Continue reading Distractions can be dangerous….

career moves faith, change, christian faith, diligence, discernment, discipline, family values, gratitude, love, Perception

Is God “good?” One question at a time….

Is God “good?” It was a defining moment. Though I’d been a Christian for years, the question loomed in my mind for days. “Do you believe in the Goodness of God?” 

The pastor even made the statement that if in all of our Biblical knowledge and years of study we still doubted the “goodness” of… Continue reading Is God “good?” One question at a time….

communication, diligence, discernment, discipline, Perception, time management

I-contact or eye contact?

Becoming a grandmother has been an amazing journey. Our sweet Nessa is adorable, sweet, and from her I'm learning so much. Watching her mom and dad learn the joy of being parents is fun to watch. She changes so much everyday! She is almost 4 months old. Within the first few weeks I noticed something… Continue reading I-contact or eye contact?

anger, change, children, christian faith, discernment, family values, parenting, Perception

A “wet and wild” Wimbledon? So much for class! Let’s take a stand people! PLEASE GET MAD ABOUT SOMETHING!

We love sports. I especially love tennis because it's one game I get and also enjoy playing. This year was no different. Our family watches as much as we can as the tournament leads towards the finals. Wimbledon is unique in that it is known to be high class. The athletes are even required to… Continue reading A “wet and wild” Wimbledon? So much for class! Let’s take a stand people! PLEASE GET MAD ABOUT SOMETHING!

career moves faith, change, christian faith, communication, diligence, discernment, discipline, family values, gratitude, love, parenting, Perception, processing, Uncategorized

Mastering the moment in minutes…

  It only takes one. All too often, we think we have to have it all figured out. Our life planner ready, goals written in ink, with a busy calendar to match. While that can be good, we master the moments in minutes. How? By being present IN the moment. Being kind to someone. Smiling.… Continue reading Mastering the moment in minutes…

discernment, discipline, family values, gratitude, processing, Uncategorized

Please and thank you, for all the wrong reasons! Adult only though.

It did seem weird.  I'll admit. It was a big wave of the sincerest gratitude. I could see that he saw me by the way he went to the other side of the road and went much slower as I jogged by. The gray pickup truck was the big kind with a huge tool chest… Continue reading Please and thank you, for all the wrong reasons! Adult only though.

christian faith, discernment, discipline, gratitude, love, Uncategorized

Easter, altar calls, and embarrassing moments!

He is Risen! 

New life! As the country says goodbye to the cold winter months and trees that appear lifeless, behold! New life bursts forth once again. Resurrection is in the air, and Easter is our time to celebrate a risen Jesus! But Easter can last all year! When I was in my early teens… Continue reading Easter, altar calls, and embarrassing moments!