Unfading Beauty: What Does Gentle and Quiet Really Mean?

For the extroverted, boisterous, passionate woman, the words “gentle and quiet spirit” signify that beauty is beyond reach. For the shy, perhaps they are misleading. Let’s look at what is meant in these passages and discover hope for all women that we call can depend on the LORD to work true beauty in our spirits. Continue reading Unfading Beauty: What Does Gentle and Quiet Really Mean?

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Carry Yourself Light

This season has brought new heaviness. I have often felt my face drooped and my spirit hanging heavy in the off moments of my days. Through it all, I have felt God impressing on me to, “Carry yourself light.”¬†And it has made all the difference. Continue reading Carry Yourself Light

The Key to Both Wisdom and Knowledge

Finish the statement from Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of _______.” Wisdom, right? No! The answer in this chapter is “knowledge.” (“Wisdom” would be the answer in Proverbs 9:10). It is incredible that knowing and … Continue reading The Key to Both Wisdom and Knowledge

How Play Can Make or Break our Kids’ Futures

In your last job interview, were you asked, “How did you play as a child?” Engineers entering Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are. Why? Caltech found that the new highly-educated engineers were missing something. And it stemmed from the way they played as kids. Continue reading How Play Can Make or Break our Kids’ Futures

Complexity Mindset (Stops us from wounding others every time)

So much of life benefits from a simplified approach. But what if I were to tell you that there is one area in which wisdom pleads for you to develop a complexity mindset? What Demands a Complexity Mindset? Our fellow … Continue reading Complexity Mindset (Stops us from wounding others every time)

When Merry isn’t Possible

As you pass through the lights and glitter of the season, if not you, someone around you is grieving. This season has a way of reminding all of us of what we have lost. Grief should be a welcome part of this season of joy, making the real meaning of the season sweeter. Continue reading When Merry isn’t Possible

How My Kids Can Know God for Themselves

How can we as parents, grandparents, and loving adults lead our child to know God for themselves as opposed to leading them to give lip-service to what we believe? How can they learn to stand in awe of Him and yet draw near to Him for themselves? Continue reading How My Kids Can Know God for Themselves

Why Won’t He Ask for Directions?

You’re headed to dinner at a house you’ve never been to before, and you just can’t seem to find it. It’s not on the GPS, and you seem to be driving in circles. Only, you aren’t driving, he is. You’re already late and He won’t stop for directions. Before you get too frustrated, take a look at what is really going on here. Continue reading Why Won’t He Ask for Directions?

3 Ways to Disrespect Your Husband (And Respectful Alternatives)

You love your husband, hands down. Why does He get so angry sometimes- as if you’d punched him in the face? There’s a good chance that something you did communicated disrespect to him. Find out more about what communicates disrespect and what you can do about it. Continue reading 3 Ways to Disrespect Your Husband (And Respectful Alternatives)