Have you ever wanted to write a book or start a blog? Perhaps you would like to tell about that particular time when…, or help others with something you’ve learned. Maybe you’ve always been one to have people listening as you captivate them with your stories. Maybe you don’t know where to start. And maybe … More Can I Help You?
The region where I live is all aflutter. Hurricane Irma has been assaulting innocent islands in the south and is headed our way. For the past five days, Southwest Florida has purchased more gas, water, batteries and boards (no, not surf or paddle) than probably have been sold in the past five years. People are … More Hurricanes (Hardly Ever) Happen
Did you see snow on mountain tops or sand on beach rocks? I took this picture at the beach, and I still think of snowy alps nearly every time I see the photo in my gallery. Interesting, isn’t it? A couple of days ago, I was driving somewhere and pulled up next to a car … More Why Perspective Matters
Sometimes moving our life forward means taking care of the past. It all started with a silly poem I made up for my daughter, Ashley, when she was little. The poem traveled around with me, visited various illustrator possibilities and spent months pinned up on my double, sliding closet door. In between, the being-refined poem … More Nearly 20 Years Later…
No, I’m not talking about guns. (But fun picture, isn’t it?) Milan and Kay Yerkovich define a trigger as …a strong reactive feeling about something that is happening in the present, a feeling turbocharged by a hurt in the past.” Ever have one of those? Yeah, I thought so. It took me years to understand … More What Triggers You?
Anger is a secondary emotion. That what the workbook I use to lead women through a study on relationships says. The truth of that statement recently catapulted me into a season of discovering the source of my anger. And that what feels like anger isn’t always…well, anger. The inexplicable rage that builds like a volcano … More Why Are You Angry?
Ever question the choices you make? Do you wonder why you act the way you do? Or react in certain ways? Do you find yourself in the middle of a road rage moment, a fight with your spouse or yelling at your best friend and question how you got there? Like, what just happened? I’m … More Feel Like Your Life is in the Gutter?
I wish everyone would stop hiding and seek help for their issues. There. I’ve said it. I’m not as hardhearted as that may sound. It’s voiced from a place of compassionate frustration because I know the freedom available. I’m living it. The women in the small groups I lead experience it. My heart breaks in … More Why Getting Help is So Important
The other day on my way to an appointment, I completely missed the street I was supposed to turn on. I had been looking for it, but as I chatted with my passenger, I became distracted and drove right past my turn off. A couple of miles down the road, an uneasiness rumbled in my … More How to Move Forward by Turning Around
This week’s post is featuring author, Sara Jane Jacobs, and her new book, Season of Hope. The Bible has a lot to say about hope. Our hope is in Jesus. When we hope in him, we won’t be disappointed. God gives us hope and has a future hope for us. When our character is built … More Are You in a Season of Hope?