Family/Relationships

A Complicated Mother’s Day

Sheltering in place has been a tremendous source of "mommy guilt" for many mothers of adult children not living at home. I've had numerous conversations in my "mom" groups about how hard it is to keep a safe "social distance" from our adult children. As a rule, they can't come visit. If they do, gloves,… Continue reading A Complicated Mother’s Day

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7 Tips for Family Management While Sheltering in Place

In Luke 4:23 Jesus references this proverb: "Physician heal thyself." The proverb means to do for yourself what you do for others. In this particular passage with Jesus, (also in Matthew 13 and Mark 6), Jesus is unable to do miracles in his hometown of Nazareth because people see him as no more than a… Continue reading 7 Tips for Family Management While Sheltering in Place

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Can I Give Up People for Lent?

As the Lenten season approaches, I've been having lots of conversations with friends about what we're giving up for Lent. In the past, I've given up coffee, sarcasm, diet coke, wine, cake, salty snacks, and wine again. I take the season seriously and I use my sacrifice to solemnly reflect on the sacrifice Jesus made… Continue reading Can I Give Up People for Lent?

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One Day I Laughed… And You’ll Laugh Again, Too

Our hearts go out to the grieving families of those lost in the helicopter accident with NBA superstar, Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. We will continue to pray that God heals your broken hearts and that one day, though never understanding these tragic events, you will laugh again. It was the late 1990s and… Continue reading One Day I Laughed… And You’ll Laugh Again, Too

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You Can’t Please Everybody, But You’re Still Trying

Many of my clients are "people pleasers" and struggle to live on purpose because of it. You should certainly try to live at peace with everyone, as it depends on you. That's Romans 12:18. However, you will never live a conflict free life because there will always be people who don't like what you stand… Continue reading You Can’t Please Everybody, But You’re Still Trying