Three Steps to Conquering the Worry Cycle

Had a conversation recently with a young woman who was struggling with worry and the physical consequences of anxiety. As she shared, I could relate because I have lived it and I know it well. I know how worry keeps me from thinking and feeling rightly, which then puts me into an anxious state, which then perpetuates the worry…

He Loves Me: Grasping How Loved You Are By God

Ever played he loves me, he loves me not growing up? Plucking petals and hoping that the last petal would seal your future in love? Have you ever played this game with God’s love? Isn’t that what we do when we really don’t understand the depth of the love that God has for us? When…

Pulling the Curtain on 2017

  I don’t think I have ever had a year like 2017. A lot of tears, fears, and unknowns that required a deep dive into what it means and looks like to trust God through the 365 days of highs and lows. The greatest high of 2017 was meeting our first granddaughter Brooklyn. The hardest…

I Cried

My eyes let go. Tears rolling out onto my early morning face. Just a few minutes before the roll out, my phone had alerted me to an incoming text message. Suspecting family (they’re the only ones who would text so early) I was surprised when the sender was a friend I hadn’t seen or talked…

I’ve Been Here Before

When I was 10  or 11 years old, my best friend Karen and I took off on her Schwinn Stingray to head down the hill to my house. I don’t remember why I took the banana seat and she sat in the U shaped handlebars but that’s how we began our adventure. Shortly into our…

The “How To” of Finding Your Vibe and Tribe

This is an article I wrote for Christian Coaching Magazine. While it talks about finding your coaching vibe and tribe, you can use the five steps to help create awareness of what makes you, You, to find your unique vibe and your loyal tribe. I wish I would have known about these steps years ago…

Roller Coaster Marathon

People are telling us that we are in a marathon that will be like a roller coaster with ups and downs, highs and lows, twists and turns. Our roller coaster marathon started two weeks ago when our daughter began to experience labor contractions at 24 1/2 weeks into her pregnancy. Confirming with her doctor that…

Boundaries: Learning To Respond and Not React

I got stuck. Multiple times I tried to put words on this blog page about responding versus reacting when our boundaries have been pushed or challenged and each time ended with erasing every word I had written. I truly felt stuck to publish this post, especially after I put it out there on Facebook that I…

The Secret to Spiritual Transformation

I was standing in line at Starbucks waiting to order when I felt the vibration from my phone telling me I had a new text message. Waiting was inevitable as I looked towards the cashier counting multiple heads in front of me so I pulled out my phone to see who had text me. The text was…

Daily Pain?

One of my favorite things about France was seeing all the people carrying their “daily pain” from the tiny bakeries that dotted every street. I soon learned that pain in French means bread and that french people love their pain and I wanted what they had! I wanted to walk to the bakery every day…