9 Tips to Survive Holidays with Family

9 Tips to Survive Holidays with Family

It seems that people are really stressing out about the holidays. Not just gift-giving stress and stuffing-making stress, but also the being-together-for-family-time thing. As a recovering perfectionist, I know full well the stress of having high expectations and then...
Coming Out of My Cocoon

Coming Out of My Cocoon

This last month was hard for me. It was a season of confusion and discouragement, to say the least. I had some questions for God about my usefulness and direction, and then some heavy family stuff came right in and mixed up with it. I was literally not able to string...
When Summer Comes Crashing Down

When Summer Comes Crashing Down

Summer is a time full of expectations. We imagine certain moments of relaxation, fun, vacation, or slower schedules. I picture it being like one of those drug commercials where the woman is playing catch in the yard or making lemonade with a child. Yes– living...
Building Resilience Through Grief

Building Resilience Through Grief

I have been undeniably moved by Option B, a book by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. I heard an interview with Sheryl at the Global Leadership Summit and was intrigued.  Option B is what you pursue when tragedy hits and Option A is no longer an option. I am...

Do You Seek Wisdom?

Wisdom goes beyond what my opinion is, or what Google says about a topic.  Wisdom requires me to seek God, think and process about an issue, go outside of myself and seek thoughts from others. Abigail and I are in the final preparations for releasing a new marriage...
Date Night Conversation Starters

Date Night Conversation Starters

It’s Hard Enough to Make the Date Happen When I was a teacher, I knew it was more work to leave notes for a sub than it was to just be there. It took all the fun out of being gone!  Sometimes when we finally get out on a date, I feel just as stuck. Here I am...
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