What Real Partnership In Marriage Can Look Like

A rainbow will always stop me in my tracks—but a double rainbow—that is something special. A real partnership in marriage can be equally special and rare. Unexpected gifts I met a young couple recently for breakfast to talk about ways to encourage marriages. He serves on a church staff, she’s a gifted artist, and together […]

A “Good” Good-Bye

The Power of Review Before Moving On

Here we are on the verge of a new year, and like many, I find myself looking forward to some new goals, habits and accomplishments I want to see in 2017. Tempted to launch into my typical list making mode, I caught myself this year, and took a little different approach. I took the time […]

Shine Some Light on People Loving Their Neighbor

How to combat the darkness of our time

Enough. I can’t handle one more piece of horrific, senseless killing. Getting in the car yesterday to go to yoga, I was confronted with the news of the carnage in Nice, France.  So many innocent lives lost–their light extinguished– in what seem to be never ending stories of rape, kidnapping, murder, children sold as sex […]


How are you doing on your "one" thing to focus on?

As promised, I’m checking in to see how you did on your January “one” thing. How did you do? My “one” thing was to write “four” things–blog posts. Here’s what I learned this month: While I did write 4 posts, only 2 were fit to publish.  The world is not ready for the other two–ha! […]

The Secret to Keeping a Resolution

The calendar has just turned to a new year, and I am curious…have you made any resolutions? I have been asking people this for the past few years, and very few have responded with specific goals or desires for the coming year. Most people just shrug, or say, “Nah, resolutions never work” as if it […]

Daring to Dream

Dream: definition a : a strongly desired goal or purpose b : something that fully satisfies a wish : ideal Show me someone without dreams, and I will show you someone that has settled for status quo, and ceased to grow. Dreams are exciting at any stage of life–remember dreaming of what you wanted to […]