50 Things I Learned From Raising a Challenging Child

A Tribute to Debbie Hitchcock's Daughter August 8, 1988-May 30, 2017

If you had told me that anything in this week was happening, I wouldn’t have believed you. As many of you know, my friend, co-author, and ministry operations director, Debbie Hitchcock, and her husband and friend, and Greater Impact trainer, David Hitchcock, suddenly lost their 29 year old daughter last week.  It’s also the week […]

I Can’t Take Another Day…

    “33 years is a long time to have a parched soul,” she said. The words, “wimpy,” or “spoiled,” do not apply to her. Their marriage has weathered an affair, unemployment, miscarriage, 6 children, various parenting heartaches and a few bouts of depression. And this day, she’s finally had enough. “Every day it is […]

I Want What I Want When I Want it..You?

Years ago, when I was HR director for a manufacturing company, one of our top candidates was also interviewing at our competitor’s company. I remember the VP of Operations telling me, “Offer him more money. Everyone has their price.” While I can’t remember now if we got the candidate, I do remember that phrase, and […]

Want Deeper Connection with Your Kids and Spouse?

Jim and I have had the privilege to of meeting with several individuals and couples who lead ministries or run companies around the US. Their experiences have ranged from running organizations, writing books, being on national speaking circuits, or are regular radio and TV show guests. We appreciate their time and wisdom, and their openness […]

Thanks for Grounding Me…??

“Thank you, mom, for loving me enough to follow through. I appreciate that you grounded me,” my child said to me. Wait. What? Thank you? I asked said child, “Why do you appreciate getting grounded? You are missing out on your friends and video game time…and tv…??” I was mystified. “Because if you let me […]

Purpose in the Pain

A young boy wandered over to me today after I taught the lesson at Vacation Bible School. He said, “If my mommy and daddy would just obey God, then they wouldn’t fight any more and I wouldn’t be sad.” He looked about all of 9 years old. I said, “That might be true. But you […]