All you need to say is simply yes or no, anything beyond this comes from the evil one. —MATTHEW 5:37 What are some ways to navigate through the responsibilities, choices, friendships, summer jobs, or living at home again after your teen/young adult child has left the nest? Is it their first summer home after college, […]

Communication, Leadership, Parenting

Agreements

Mary was given the assignment of birthing the King of the universe. She would bring forth, with great pain, the Savior of the world. She was favored, chosen, and obedient to her purpose. She acquiesced immediately. What a beautiful model of submission.  I love the first words spoken to Mary by the Angel Gabriel, “Greetings […]

Spirituality

What Are You Birthing?

How do we stay focused on the task at hand amidst a world of constant distraction? Is there a way we can strengthen and build our concentration muscle to accomplish what we are called to do? The world is consistently calling us away to something of lesser value. Social media says, “Come and put your […]

Leadership, Mindset

Pay Attention!

“…whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God!” 1 Corinthians 10:31I I had a fabulous conversation with my daughter centered around the topic of expectations, obligations, guilt, and truthfulness. We talked a lot about growing up in the church, how that affected her, what her true feelings were concerning her faith, and […]

Parenting

Expectations

Wake up! I have been waking up early because of the time change. 5 AM is not my preference but when you’ve had your seven hours of sleep it’s time to get up.At 6:40 am this glorious gift arrived in my back yard. At 6:46 am it was gone. The sky was back to “normal.” […]

Spirituality

Wake Up!