marriage & family

Dear child: Forgive me for being impatient with you in this scary and stressful time

In a matter of days, our lives have turned upside down like those rollercoasters you’ve dreamed about riding this summer. Your sports activities, spring musical program, and school have all been closed. Your playdates and outings are being withheld to ensure your safety on lockdown.  When you first heard the news, you yelled and cried …

leadership women's issues

Dear Leader: It’s not your job to make everybody happy

Certain personality types easily cave in to people pleasing – mine being one of them. I desire to be liked by others. I don’t like to upset the apple cart or challenge anyone. I’m not a fan of conflict so I probably shouldn’t be on a board. Deep within, I desire to make people happy. …

friendship

A friend who tells you the truth is better than a friend who flatters

Recently I traveled to Omaha with my friends Jonetta and Casey for a women’s conference. After the conference was over we ventured to the mall taking advantage of our kid-free time. Besides, we “needed” new jeans.  As we walked into the clothing store we were approached by a spunky, tall, brunette, spiral-haired young woman who …

marriage & family

Dear Husband, Let’s Show Our Kids What Love Looks Like – Her View From Home

This past week, the winds and rain have threatened the oneness and unity in our marriage and home like never before. They came without warning. Why do we fight like we’re against each other, instead of for one another? We know the truth. We know better, but sometimes emotions fly too high and we act …