What Comes Next: When Your Adult Kids Face Difficult Times

Sometimes I think back to the struggles and hard times Gene and I have had in our marriage, especially the early years. I remember feeling hopeless and helpless. I remember wondering if the situation would ever change. Then I try to remember what brought about change. Was it a piece […]

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The Why and How of Quiet

Over the past decade social media in all its forms has been woven into our daily lives. Even though Facebook (2004), Instagram (2010), and Pinterest (2010), are relatively young, it is almost impossible to imagine life before these social media sites. They have forever changed our lives. No longer must […]

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Why Have Daily Habits?

This is a quote from our pastor, Jake Mills. Yesterday he spoke on how to develop spiritual habits so we are doers/defenders of our faith and not just talkers about our faith. He acknowledged what he shared was not new, but pretty simple. Yet, most of us don’t have the […]

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Today I Made a Hard Decision

I have been overwhelmed lately. Being overwhelmed always comes with its fraternal twin, frustration, and their younger sibling, guilt, in tow. Okay, enough of the family analogy. You get the idea. I feel like I have more to do than time to do it. I feel like I am always […]

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Why I’m Living Life Strong till I’m 97

Lately I’ve been posting videos on my social media to encourage women in my area to come to a focus/study group I’m teaching for my new book proposal material. (Above is a screenshot of one.*) I’m not especially comfortable making the videos. I’m more of a face-to-face-use-more-words kinda person. But […]

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What I Told Your Daughter–How God Sees Her

Part 2—How God Sees You: Who You Really Are Monday we talked about the unique person God made you to be. Today we will talk about how God sees you and why that matters. First you need to know one thing about God. God loves you. 1 John 4:9, 10 […]

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Two Tips to a Better Relationship with Your Adult Child

Did seeing your adult child during the holidays make you sad? Were you made more aware of the choices he is making that your don’t agree with? You loved being with your child, but you came away from your family celebrations with an ache in your heart. You sense that […]

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Don’t expect immediate results.

Gene and I love the show, Madame Secretary*. It is about a female Secretary of State, of course, and her family. She and her husband were friends with the President before he became President and before she became Secretary of State. On one episode the couple is in their bedroom […]

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Why I Practice Pause

Pause James 1:19—“Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger.” Pause is a way to hear the other’s heart. Pause instead of speaking. Pause is a way to be in the moment. Pause—time to think—What’s it like to be on the other side of me? […]

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What God Wishes I Knew Now

Do you ever think about heaven? What would you ask God your first 30 seconds into heaven? In my latest video I talk about what I feel God would want me to know before I get there. I can’t wait for you to see it! After you watch it, I would love […]

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