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6 Truths for When You Feel Overwhelmed and “Too Broken”

Anne woke up and thought through her day and sighed. “Would anyone even care if I stayed in bed all day? It’s not like I really make a difference in anyone’s life. I usually just mess things up. I say all the wrong things and do all the wrong things. I am a terrible mom. If my friends knew what I was thinking half the time, they would think I was crazy. Why can’t I […]

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When Will Past Hurt and My Broken Responses To It Stop Stealing My Joy?

Bad crap happens to us. It hurts. We chose to NOT BELIEVE God’s solutions for our hurt.  We did our best, but the outcome was loss – financial, spiritual, relational, emotional. We realized something was wrong, but had no idea how to change or make different choices. Life crashed on. Other people’s lives don’t seem to have the cracks, bumps, and bruises that we do. We find ourselves comparing and feeling like something was stolen […]

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The Craving To Be “Normal”

As you go through each day, do you ever observe the ease with which others do what you find extremely hard to do – like marriage, parenting, conversations, work? When they speak of the intimacy in their marriage and the closeness with their husbands they have and enjoy, are you jealous? When you see the patience with which they parent a screaming child or handle a disagreement, are you envious? When others are able to […]

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What Makes Truth Truly True?

In January I spoke about lies: what they are and how they show up in our lives. Then we explored how the lies can be detected and the truth applied in the areas of what we believe in our marriage, faith, and calling. These were a general overview of how my “Rebuilding YOUR Foundations” Journal works. I defined lies and how they present themselves to our hearts and minds. The next logical step is defining […]

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50 Year Discoveries: Childhood

Part 4: Childhood: Birth through High School Graduation My son is coming to visit us in the morning. It has been 13 months since I last bought him dinner. A lot has taken place in a year. The home we brought our kids up in was sold last November, we moved south to eastern Tennessee. He remained behind, found a new place to live and work, walking by his childhood home often on the way […]

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Obstacles: The Orange Cone Zone

I am getting excited about what is possible, seeing what needs to be done and working the steps to reaching my goals and then BAM! I hit a construction zone I was not expecting, with orange cones everywhere and traffic down to one lane moving at 25mph. Ugh. Why?! First off, that has happened to you too, yes?! I know I am not alone. I have had a few clients who on week one make […]

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