Are You Willing To Be Authentic?

“Authenticity occurs when real people say real things about real issues with real feelings. When you’re authentic you live what you are.” ~ Charles Swindoll When the young lady that I mentor, and love, started dating recently, she asked me for some counsel. Having never dated before, she wanted wisdom on how to handle this […]

3 Tips To Help Mothers Mother Well

“Motherhood is a million little moments that God weaves together with grace, redemption, laughter, tears, and most of all love.  Trust Him. Hold tightly to Him. And be brave enough to let God write the story of your child’s life.” ~ Lysa TerKeurst Motherhood is a calling, a privilege and an honor. I am grateful […]

Healing The Father Wound

‘Every man carries a wound. And the wound is nearly always given by his father.” ~ John Eldredge “You’re not listening,” said my husband. He was right. I was completely distracted by the interaction I was witnessing at the restaurant where my husband and I were having lunch. At the table next to ours was […]

Have You Stopped And Smelled The Roses Today?

“We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength. ~ Charles Stanley” I live a life that’s not normal. It wasn’t always like this, but most of my days now are quiet. In this day and age, […]

Giving Yourself Grace In The Seasons Of Transition

“If we prepare ourselves for life’s inevitables, we will not be perplexed by life’s transitions.” ~ Jack Hyles I was completely blind sided. No one warned me that it would be this challenging. The strong wave of emotions I was experiencing surprised me. Desperate to be comforted I reached out to a few close friends. […]

How To Let Go Of Your Adult Children

“The same commitment that leads us to do so well when the children are small (dedication, love, concern, involvement), also causes us to hold on too tightly when they are growing up.” ~ James Dobson Being a mother has been one of the biggest joys of my life. Although I have enjoyed most aspects of […]

The Best Gift You Can Give Your Father

“Being a dad after God’s own heart requires team effort.” ~ Jim George God gave fathers a challenging assignment when He designed for them to be the leaders of their homes. Although it’s quite an honor, being a father is no easy task. There’s a lot of responsibility for the role of the head of a […]

Five Communication Errors To Avoid

“Authentic communication is much more than just talking. It is understanding and being understood.” ~ Dennis Rainey Your ability to communicate well with others can either enhance or impair your relationships. Learning how to communicate effectively with others is a skill that can be learned. Many of us don’t even realize our communication errors because […]

What To Do When You’re Afraid Of Change

You and I can not change or control the world around us, but we can change and control the world within us. ~Warren Wiersbe Change is in the air. It’s the season of new beginnings. The time of transition.  Many students started school today and many more will begin classes later this week or next week. […]

How To Be Compassionate

Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. ~ Romans 12:15 Recently I was asked, “In your opinion, what is the most important quality a person ought to have?” After some thought, I answered, “being compassionate.” Being a compassionate person means you are able to put yourself in another person’s […]