Important Questions if You Have Lost Yourself…

A gifted teacher named Eddie Villa posed three questions in a talk I heard a while back. They are still with me. What do you want? Why does it matter? What happens if I don’t do what is required to get what I want? Can you answer those questions? I have written before about howContinue reading “Important Questions if You Have Lost Yourself…”

When it’s time, it’s time…

It’s time, folks… The tree is looking sad, the needles fall when you look at them, and the lights are sagging. As joyous as it is to decorate and enjoy the warmth and festive atmosphere of the holidays, it is exceedingly rewarding to pack everything away. It’s a new day and new year. It’s timeContinue reading “When it’s time, it’s time…”

Emmanuel and the End of 2020

We’re almost there, friends. Our world has seen upheaval of numerous variations since the beginning. This year added a new layer in the memory bank of humanity. I have always found a certain strange peace in being past a big event and the reward of some breathing space. Breathing space can begin the slow andContinue reading “Emmanuel and the End of 2020”

The hardest question you didn’t see coming…

“What do you want?” That’s a simple question. I was asked this several months ago in a class and I was not sure how to answer. We all have the automatic answers, of course- for our children to be happy and safe, to be healthy, you know, the usual answers. I was not allowed toContinue reading “The hardest question you didn’t see coming…”

A unique creation of infinite worth…

Do you believe you are a unique creation of infinite worth? It is not arrogant to say so. I’m not talking about the current joke of being a snowflake- unique yet fragile. Claiming your unique design and infinite worth is an act of strength and validation of what God says about you. It is anContinue reading “A unique creation of infinite worth…”

When the bottom falls out…

The bottom of our planter box fell out. Literally, fell out! We had no warning signs. But then again, who looks at the UNDERSIDE of a planter box? We didn’t. The interesting part is that instead of being upset or frustrated, I was mesmerized. As I stared at it, I realized what an incredible metaphorContinue reading “When the bottom falls out…”

When you have a child that struggles…

What parent has not shepherded their child through a struggle? Every parent is in this group. Preparing children for inevitable challenges while shielding them from unnecessary challenges is non-stop. The reality I’m discussing here is different. I’m talking about a struggle that becomes the epicenter around which your family revolves. This is not an invitationContinue reading “When you have a child that struggles…”