How to Fix Your Vision Without Glasses

Sometimes I go through my morning routine of getting my kids ready for school without my glasses on or contacts in. On purpose. I did it one morning to test a theory and it worked. My theory was that my observation skills were actually causing me to become more impatient with my kids. By “blinding” […]

What I Learned From What God DIDN’T Say

Everything that is written in the Bible is something God WANTS us to know. At first glance, that doesn’t seem like a big thought, but it totally is. I dismissed it at first but, the longer I thought about it, the more it blew me away. I never even considered it before reading the book […]

Where’s God When I’m Afraid?

Do you remember the last time you were terrified? I can remember two – 9/11 and the day one of my [then toddler] sons fell down the basement stairs. Both times, my mind seemed to go completely blank AND frenzied at the same time. I remember – specifically on 9/11 – feeling like I no […]

God’s Secret Decision-Making Formula

When you make decisions, are you more of an instinctual, “go with your gut” type of person or do you prefer to gather data and weigh pros and cons first? Maybe a little bit of both (and then pray like crazy that you made the right call)? Decisions are hard!!! Even when I think it’s […]

5 Tips for Being an Awful Leader

Have you ever read the book of 3 John? It’s the shortest book in the Bible (219 words in the original Greek). You figure, with that short a message, it must pack a punch, right?! Yep. One of the themes that’s written about is leadership: how to care [well] for our leaders, what poor leadership […]

Tell Me You Love Me (Without Telling Me You Love Me)

A couple months ago a fun trend started popping up on social media. Someone would post a topic and challenge people to show they identify with the topic without actually stating the topic by name. It’s kind of a spin off of Charades or Taboo. For example, I might post, “Tell me you’re a parent […]

The Bible’s Life Hack to Increased Productivity

I’m a huge fan of life hacks. If you aren’t familiar with that term, life hacks are ideas that help improve the efficiency of simple, everyday tasks. Here’s an example: if you toss a couple ice cubes in the dryer with a wrinkled shirt or set of pants and turn it on for 10 minutes, […]

Struggle with Anxiety? Try This.

One of the most quoted verses in the Bible is 1 Peter 5:7. It says, “Cast all your anxiety on him for he cares for you.” Have you heard that one before? I don’t know about you but I’ve always struggled with that verse a little bit. Okay, a lotta bit. I think a lot […]

4 Steps to a Radical Prayer Life

I’ve been thinking about prayer lately. I’ve been having a sneaking suspicion that God wants my prayer life to become so much more than it currently is. Do you ever feel like that – like your prayers have become boring, robotic or only on an as-needed/last-resort basis? The examples I read of prayer in the […]

What Does Empathy Have to Do With Resilience?

If you had to list the qualities that make up resilience, what would you put on that list? Up until recently, my list would have been made up of words that were – for the most part – just synonyms for resilience. However, I’m currently 2/3rds of the way through a resiliency workshop and they […]

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