WOMEN: Stop Wanting it ALL. Dare 39

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Have you felt the pressure of the lies about wanting it all? One of the few things that makes me about half crazy frustrated at the mere mention of the subject is GENDER EQUALITY. Now, bear in mind, I'm NOT talking about equal pay for equal work. I'm also not saying that there aren't bad men out Continue Reading

What are You Looking For?

I watched disagreements unfold online as an article I wrote for the Sexes column of The Atlantic was published. In an age where "Letters to the Editor" are a thing of times gone by for the most part, I stood back and marveled at the level of intensity and misunderstanding of my experience.  Perhaps Continue Reading

Dare You to CHASE LIONS with Me Today…

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Bet you didn't even know this was in the Bible. This came from a free e-book entitled "In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day" by Mark Batterson. The book advertising says: "Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn't chase. You will look back longingly on Continue Reading

Having it All…? or Had Enough?

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My husband and son spent a few days recently visiting Christian colleges. After one tour, my husband called me and shared a rather odd experience. "We were standing in a group of 20-30 high school students with the college tour guide, who was also a student. She began her announcements, then Continue Reading

Second Chances…

"Why didn't you tell me?" I inquire. "You haven't exactly been very approachable this week," he says. "Oh," I reply. "I'm really sorry, you deserve better than that." "No, I don't, but I forgive you," he says. "I don't deserve that, either," I smile. "Nobody does, but that's okay. Human Continue Reading

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

So today, when I read Proverbs 7, I identified with the woman who was "loud and defiant," whose feet "never stay home." And I recalled a recent conversation with our Operations Director about a church that wants us to come do leadership and relationship training. Stay with me, there's a marriage Continue Reading

Tired of “The Drama?”

Did you grow up in a home where you were encouraged to share your emotions, even if they were "negative?" Or were you told to "get over it," or "grow up?" If you have kids, are you good at helping your own children work through issues when they are emotional, or does it completely stress you Continue Reading

There’s No Title Today.

I'd really like to pretend I was perfect this morning. Truth is, I'm dealing with something that has crippled my ability to serve today, and maybe longer. It's probably rooted in pride or some other selfish sin, but right now the most I can do to keep my commitment to travel through Proverbs with Continue Reading

What Makes You Defensive is Often a Lie…

Sometimes the only exercise we get is jumping to conclusions. But when we land, we will frequently land on our spouse's heart - because all too often, conclusions are wrong. And the Bible is pretty clear about how we are to engage in conflict. Matthew 7:15 tells us not to judge, yet we do anyway, Continue Reading