Encouragement 

for every woman.

September 6, 2020

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“Are you tired?  Worn out?  Burned out on religion?  Come to me.  Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.  I’ll show you how to take a real rest.  Walk with me and work with me- watch how I do it.  Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.  I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.  Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30

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July 27, 2020

April 17, 2020

On the Other Side of Tragedy and Loss 20 in the Bible Means Redemption People in the faith community may know that number 20 represents redemption in the Bible.  So, the year 2020 is extra redemptive. That sounds beautiful, right? The definition of redemption is “the action of being saved or saving from sin, error, […]

Why Is Playing So important? Play is a mode of life for some and comes naturally for others, but for people like me, it is a discipline. Does that just feel like taking a beautiful piece of citrus and squeezing all of the juice out of it?  Because of the serious nature of my personality, […]

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March 27, 2020

March 20, 2020

How to Be My True Self at Work Not long ago, I found myself overwhelmed, confused and scattered when it came to working. There was always so much to do, at all times, for so many. This started a personal pursuit for understanding true work, finding MY work and making peace with both tedious jobs […]

We were created for relationship. We survive because of relationships. We are made for relationships.  We need others and others need us. In Part 1 of this series, we studied a secure bond between a caregiver and a baby. Even if we did not experience this bond as a child, we can learn as adults […]

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March 13, 2020

March 6, 2020

What Does it Mean to be Your True Self? Who is my True Self? What does it mean to be my True Self? Maybe you have asked the same question. I was confused for many years about this Self that was the real me. It seemed to me that the real me was not quite […]

“I think one way God uses our comfort zones is to understand more of Who He is, and, unfortunately, I think the typical view of God is fluffy clouds, cupcakes and puppies. You know, all the happy stuff. But, as I mentioned in a previous blog, a life with God can be ruffled and risky. It can mean being interrupted and inconvenienced. It can mean taking a chance on someone or even putting your life on the line for another. These things are uncomfortable, and, as Joyce Meyer has said, we need to “get out of the boat.”

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February 28, 2020

February 21, 2020

Focus: Marriage

As I look back on the past 14 years, if I had to choose the most important thing that has led to our marriage success, I would choose submission.  Note, I am defining marriage success as being still married and living in peace and joy with one another.  It doesn’t mean we don’t have areas of improvement.  However, we are a team, one flesh in Christ, and we are improving together.  Now back to submission. Submission to God and one another, in love, has been the single most transformational catalyst in our marriage (no pun intended).  Through the years, God has graciously taught us and shown us His love.  He has taught us both how to love one another with His Love.  You have to understand, love is from God and is God.  Love does not exist outside of God.

“Sometimes thoughts or feelings begin to creep in, comparison begins to strangle that joy.  As I pray through those thoughts, those feelings, I realize that my “abundance” and other’s “abundance” looks different.  I realize that that it is my choice on how I am going to live, how to respond and it’s my choice how to move forward.  It’s ok not to be ok, but it’s not ok to stay that way!”

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February 14, 2020

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