I love the idea of looking forward into all that God has done in the past and trusting Him with what is behind me that I can’t see (the future). This is a very unique view of the past I’m learning from the perspective of Biblical writers. Continue reading Walking Backwards Into the Future
Those who wait well with another are like diamonds. To those who are waiting with me- thank you for being the arms of God in my life. Waiting well is difficult exercise. Continue reading Wait with Me
My son recently asked me in a discipline moment, “Where’s the love, Mom?” During discipline is perhaps the most important time for me to make clear to my child, “You are loved no matter what.” But not like a Band-Aid, “I love you….but…” Continue reading Where’s the Love, Mom? Discipline that Connects with your Child’s Heart
When hard things happen in our lives, we have a choice. We can allow them to rob us of the abundant life God designed for us to live in the midst of the pain we are not spared from in a broken world. Or, we can choose to not be reduced by them. Continue reading Stay Unreduced
How can you connect (rather than fight) with your spouse over difficult topics and build new neurological patterns in your brain related to relationship as well as healthier patterns in your relationship? How can you teach your kids to do the same? Find out here. Continue reading The Comfort Circle
Trouble finding words to name feelings? Improve your relationship with your spouse with this free tool for naming emotions. Help your kids voice their feelings and improve their EQ. Continue reading Naming Emotions for Spouses and Kids
Trust takes a lifetime to build but can be destroyed in a moment. How can it possibly be rebuilt? Defining trust is critical to rebuilding it. Continue reading How Do You Rebuild Trust?
The cross-section tissue of a marram grass leaf reflects the smile of its Creator. I truly love the green things of the earth. I just didn’t know that their vascular bundles, which transport water, resemble faces. -Just one more reason to smile when I take in the beauty of a field of grass. Continue reading Grass Smiles at God
What does it truly mean for us that God exists outside of the time and space He created? For prayer, the implications are astronomical. Continue reading Limitless Landmark Listening
This is Jim Shirley’s story of how God pursued him when he was a young marine that wanted nothing to do with God. He also shares a significant event in which God used generosity to teach him a profound lesson. Continue reading Jim Shirley’s Testimony
As I watch dear friends flee Ukraine while others stay or go back to minister and/or defend Ukraine, news continues to roll in of Russia bombing neighborhoods, a maternity ward, a nursery school… Continue reading Prayer for Ukraine
As I consider dear friends making hard decisions about whether to stay or flee their independent, beautiful country, I wonder how we got here. The broken promises are heartbreaking. Continue reading Broken Promises to Ukrainian Brothers
If your spouse keeps bending over backwards for others and getting hurt themselves, they might have the victim love style. What can you do to help them be fully the person God designed them to be? Continue reading Help! I’m Married to Someone with a Victim Love Style.
Do you long to be seen, understood, known, valued and accepted? Whatever rejection you may have faced, there is One who sees, knows, values, and stands ready to accept you. Continue reading 100% Accepted
If you feel overwhelmed, helpless, and unsafe, it’s easy for your children to be unprotected and unsafe, too. If you have the Victim Love Style, what can you do to transform your parenting for your children to be able to live their best life. Continue reading Transformational Parenting for the Victim Love Style
Instead of judging myself this time, I experienced deep friendship and true connection through my desperate, messy, uncivilized need this week. And I’m truly grateful for my friends.
Continue reading Stop Judging Need
Need a replacement for eggs in a recipe? Here are more than 12 options for you to choose from. Various options for diverse recipe needs. Continue reading Egg Substitutes for Recipes
So, you have a victim love style. What now? Life to the full is available to you. Find out how to get and stay safe and valued. Continue reading I Have a Victim Love Style. What Now?
As this New Year morning dawns, as with every morning, you can be sure God’s mercies are new towards you. May you be free to dance in the rain of His blessing. Continue reading New Year, New Morning, New Mercies
Do you find yourself taking whatever junk other people throw at you to avoid being alone? If so, you might have the victim love style. Find out what the victim love style means, how it develops, and keys to growth. Continue reading The Victim Love Style
If you desire a partnership but feel trapped in the push and pull of control, you might be married to a controller. Learn more about this Love Style and what you can do to be fully yourself in this relationship. Continue reading Help! I’m Married to A Controller
Many are facing some melancholy this season as they look around festive tables to see seats empty. How do we show up when we are grieving in the midst of festivity? Continue reading Empty Seats
Super soft, moist dairy-free, einkorn flour banana bread. So delicious and so healthy Continue reading Moist Dairy-Free Einkorn Banana Bread
Deception has incredible power. It has the power to shatter a lifetime of trust built in a matter of seconds. I’ve discovered the most destructive deception is nothing another person can do to me, it is…. Continue reading The Most Dangerous Lie
Having a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in August automatically turned my normal into too much. It turned interesting new information into too much information (TMI). For a language teacher/researcher/writer, that has been revolutionary. Continue reading TBI and TMI
When you have a high need for control in your life, you might just be a controlling parent. What landmines ought you avoid and how can you do that? Continue reading Transformational Parenting for the Controller
Do you feel like you need to control or be controlled? You can get control over that feeling and be more successful in your work and family life. Here’s how. Continue reading I’m a Controller. What Now?
God is always working in our lives, but we don’t often notice. Jude saw clearly that God worked in his life when he was three. He shares how in this video. Continue reading God Saved Me at the Pool
You’re at home. All. The. Time. And you are responsible for meals. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. And you have to admit your creativity is waning just a bit. Ready for some ideas? Continue reading Fresh Recipe Ideas For Quarantine
Why will you not be consumed? For I am the Lord your God. Find out more about the context of this verse. Continue reading For I Am The Lord Your God