A Lifestyle of Love

It’s been a little over a week since Valentine’s Day.  The flowers are most likely wilted and will soon be thrown into the trash.  The chocolates are definitely gone.  And it may seem like that dinner out happened a month ago vs. just last week. So, the question begs...

Broken

My guess is that many of you are very familiar with Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Matthew (chapter 5) describes Jesus’ teaching to a large crowd from a perch on a mountainside.  This sermon, also referred to as “The Beatitudes” begins with the...

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things…

I love books!  If you asked any of my friends or family about my love of books, they would definitely say that books are one of my favorite things. Since we’ve just come off of the holiday that focuses on thankfulness, I want to share that I am VERY thankful for...

Being “Helpful” vs. Being “Right”

Our lives are shaped by so many things…our experiences, genetics, faith and the relationships, roles, rules and values within our families of origin.  There was one particular value in my family of origin that I wasn’t fully aware of until I was in...

Staying

It is in our nature as humans to go into defensive mode when we feel threatened or attacked.  When someone or something threatens our children, we automatically protect them. When someone “hits” us–physically or emotionally–our instinct is to...