Gen X, We Need You

Gen X, We Need You

      For quite a while, I’ve been telling myself we need to get back to the basics of being human. I’ve observed this in the counseling office, working in public schools, and during the rapid rise of social media.      When the word “adulting” first appeared, I...
5 Ways to Create Contentment in 2024

5 Ways to Create Contentment in 2024

New Year’s resolutions feel like a failure waiting to happen. Will a new year make a difference if I can’t follow through on things in July or October or as the year finishes? A new year does allow the framework to create a new mindset, an opportunity that...
Lord, Heal Me

Lord, Heal Me

I learned the power of simple prayers two years ago. My husband had a near-fatal accident when a tree fell on him unexpectedly at work. The last three words in my prayer journal the day prior were “Keep Ron safe.” Prayers don’t need to be...
Teaching Kids about Life and Death

Teaching Kids about Life and Death

We had newborn fainting goats born at Picket Fence Farm during the week of Thanksgiving. Baby goats are some of the cutest animals. They are not wobbly and scrawny like calves and are just the right size to be deemed adorable. It’s not uncommon for goats to have...
Redeeming Fall and the Season of Tears

Redeeming Fall and the Season of Tears

Fall has been a challenging season for twenty-three years. My youngest of four children was born in the winter of 1999. I experienced postpartum depression as a mom feeling overwhelmed with babies, toddlers, and school-age children. In the fall of 2000, my mentor and...

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