45. Parenting – Character Development

One of the things I have been less intentional about teaching my kids is character development. Mostly because I’m fumbling my way through it as I go. We are all told to have good character, but how much time is spent teaching it? I think this is the number one thing that should be taughtContinue reading “45. Parenting – Character Development”

34. Personality Differences in Marriage

Just because you and your husband have very different personalities doesn’t mean that your marriage is doomed, even though it may feel like that sometimes. Today, I share with you some new revelations about how the differences in my marriage caused a lot of chaos, but how with the truth we can both be theContinue reading “34. Personality Differences in Marriage”

Growth: The Sweet & Sour

Growth is like eating a sour candy, it starts off painful and you’re hoping it stops soon, yet there is a sweetness present that keeps you going back for another. Transformation in our lives can be a lot more difficult than eating sour candies. In every given trial and challenge we have two choices: WeContinue reading “Growth: The Sweet & Sour”

Character Vs. Comfort

Before my alarm even went off I was tossing and turning, a bit restless and still feeling very sleepy. Instead of finding peace before getting out of bed with a prayer I got up, walked to the coffee pot to start the brew – I stood there watching the coffee trickle in wishing it wouldContinue reading “Character Vs. Comfort”

Be Aware and Join Up

Awareness – it’s something I continue to tell my kids. Be aware of what Others are doing, be aware of what’s happening around you… They can get so distracted by the TV or their own desires they seem almost rude as they walk by me with my hands full and don’t offer to help orContinue reading “Be Aware and Join Up”

Learning to Fly

During my bible study this morning, I’m learning about joy in hardship.  Weird concept right?! I don’t know about you, but most of my days start with prayer and bible study, getting my mind right for the day, then without fail I close the book, something happens and I’m letting my emotions, frustrations, fears, andContinue reading “Learning to Fly”

The 99 & A Mouth Filter

Confession of a striver – I take life way too seriously! Watched the movie School of Life the other day with the kids.  There was a scene where the coach of the basketball team – played by Ryan Renalds – decides that if they are going to be a team that loses all the time,Continue reading “The 99 & A Mouth Filter”

This is why I know God has a sense of Humor…

The joys of marriage always bring about conflicts. It’s inevitable – you put two very different people in close proximity for life – yeah – conflict is unavoidable! After a recent spat with my husband, I was dealing with the afterthoughts of my behavior and still stubbornly upset with him. I know I can onlyContinue reading “This is why I know God has a sense of Humor…”