July 24, 2014

Blessings From My “Fun Dad”

This Monday, the man who I affectionately referred to as my “Fun Dad” left this world to be with his Lord. Lyle was so many things to so many people and as I’ve spent this week reflecting on the blessings I came to know from his presence in my life, I decided to honor his memory by sharing a few of them. Lyle was a man of great faith. We say that about a lot […]
March 28, 2014

Say No To Mom Guilt

I absolutely love to hear stories from other moms or families about the daily crap we all struggle with. It not only makes me feel more normal, but I know it helps other moms out, too. I have a dear friend, who’s actually the husband in this relationship, and he shared the following story with me. I think it will resonate with all moms who attempt to juggle both work and home. (We may not […]
February 25, 2014

Fair Is Not Always Equal

So the newest phrase I hear at least several times a day at my house is: “It’s NOT fair!” This is from the mouth of my sweet and super sensitive 4 year old. This is also a new thing. He hasn’t always been so big on fairness, and least not as vocally. The interesting part was that he said this in several contexts and I’d like to share the instances and then share how I […]
January 30, 2014

The Lost of a Heartfelt Thank-You

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of hearing, for a second time, the author of the book, “The Richest Man in Town”. He had offered the talk to students in grades 5-12 from our high school earlier in the afternoon and the evening session was for our entire community. Just as he did 5 years ago when I heard him before, VJ Smith reminded me of a few key principles in life that somehow […]