A couple of months ago I was having a conversation with a woman here in Nebraska who HATES the snow. By early March I am certainly not a fan myself, but this woman claims it makes her feel sick, and she has to take Ibupropen to stave off soreness from the cold. She is originally... Continue Reading →
Conversations That Matter
What happened to talk of the weather and the latest story of what your dog swiped off the counter and consumed? Where is the easy cadence of saying not much? Of bringing up what you read about or watched on the news and not feeling like you are making a political proclamation, but just discussing... Continue Reading →
Recently my guy was telling me about an interaction with a colleague where the other person was incredibly rude, swearing at him, making accusations and issuing ultimatums. The guy is known as a hothead throughout the organization, but this was beyond his normal antics. I found myself getting agitated as he described the discussion that... Continue Reading →
Find the Humor
This will be short, I'm on a trip to visit our girl at missionary school, phones and laptops are allowed but not encouraged at this point. Today my guy sent me a picture of our living room after a couple of large dogs spent some time alone. Somehow they found school supplies (I'm not sure... Continue Reading →
Ever have a day or week when everything you knew suddenly changed? It's happened to me a few times with our kids over the years, when everyone seemed to make a big change all at once. It happened again.This week my daughter went on a road trip with her friend, in another state, all by... Continue Reading →
Jumping to Conclusions
Have you ever talked yourself into believing something was true with no real basis? You notice your teenager is especially surly one morning, so you start researching drug rehab programs, or a friend doesn’t acknowledge you at a social gathering, so you convince yourself that you are no longer friends? It’s called jumping to conclusions,... Continue Reading →
A few years ago my son came home from playing at a friend’s house with a hurt toe. He had dropped a weight on it, and thought he had broken it. He mentioned going to the doctor but since he didn’t make a big deal of it, neither did I, until I noticed that it... Continue Reading →
Who Are You Mentoring?
Are you waiting until you become wise to mentor someone? Waiting to have more time to spend? The wisdom won’t come, and neither will the time because in your own mind, there will never be enough of either to get involved. Mentoring can be messy and uncomfortable. I can remember calling our pastor at our... Continue Reading →
Vive La Difference
I had the privilege of guest blogging at Holy Sexuality yesterday for November's Body Talk series, here it is: When my children were just babies, it was already easy to see one way boys were different than girls; our girls would stare into peoples’ eyes and concentrate on the faces that were in front of... Continue Reading →
How Are You Feeling?
My guy and I are leading a couple’s small group using new curriculum to strengthen marriages. So far it is going very well. We have a nice mixture of couples who have been married for less than six years, with young children and exhaustion, and the others are close to twenty years in, with teens... Continue Reading →