4 Tips Because Children Are Watching

4 Tips Because Children Are Watching

It’s been sobering in light of the recent national events to see how impacting words are. All across the nation people are using words in negative ways to hurt, divide and argue. We’ve been reminded how divisive words are, and how they influence those around us. I’ve...
5 Truths for Discouragement

5 Truths for Discouragement

There’s pain in my chest tonight. I first called it stress. Then I called it hurt. Then disappointment. Then discouragement. Then, I realized it’s all of those things–the things a mother feels for her child, only a little deeper. Perhaps a lot...
5 Reasons to Reclaim Quiet

5 Reasons to Reclaim Quiet

Every once in a while, I pull back, escaping the chaos and busyness of life. Two or three times I’ve said, “I’m going away” to my family, checking myself into a bed and breakfast overnight. This happens when I’m pulled to my limit and...
7 Steps for Dealing with Anger

7 Steps for Dealing with Anger

Anger is an emotion I’ve struggled with over my lifetime. Do you ever struggle with anger? As a child, I got angry when I didn’t feel heard, when I felt no one took me seriously or when my feelings weren’t validated. As the youngest, the way I got my...
What Is Needed For Restoring Relationships

What Is Needed For Restoring Relationships

When I look out on the sea of faces, some young, some old, I see tears, heartache and unspoken pain. It’s behind the beautiful demeanor, but present all the same. When I speak on broken relationships, faces of hurting people is the universal language spoken by...