2017, focus, inspirational, multitasking, Time Management

Is Your Focus Losing Focus?

Photo by Nine Köpfer on Unsplash Is Your Focus Losing Focus? I noticed something disturbing about myself. My attention span is disintegrating. As my husband shared about his day, my mind scattered like dust in the wind. Thoughts drifting like dandelion seeds in a warm breeze. I had to ask him to repeat what he said. The crazy part?… Read More Is Your Focus Losing Focus?

2017, acceptance, Affirmation, Encouragement for Women, value

To the Girl Who Needs Validation

Photo by Soroush Karimi on Unsplash I get you. I get you because just like you, I’ve struggled with the overwhelming need to be validated every day like some parking ticket. I get you because just like you, I’ve reminded myself more than once that obsessing over my hair, my weight, and the fact that my hips are spreading like… Read More To the Girl Who Needs Validation

2017, Encouragement for Women, Failure, inspirational, myth

How to Overcome the Failure Myth

What exactly is the Failure Myth? Let’s break it down… First we’ll tackle the confusing mixed messages regarding failure. Optimists look at failure as a teacher and friend. believing failure teaches us things like try again, be persistent, never give upꟷspinning it positive because failure is how we learn. Perhaps that’s true, but often times… Read More How to Overcome the Failure Myth

Encouragement for Women, faith, famine, plans

My Seven Year Journey Through the Tunnel

    I’ve been traveling through a tunnel for the past seven years. Can I share my experience with you? A few days ago I realized almost seven years have passed since I left a place I considered a friend, a friend I practically grew up with from ages 19 to 48. But unfortunately, friends… Read More My Seven Year Journey Through the Tunnel

calling, imperfection, love your neighbor, purpose, value

Overcoming the Imperfection Obsession

While on a recent visit to our local ice cream shop, I said something cringe-worthy. My grandson and I waited in line and when we finally reached the counter, I turned to him and blurted out: “I’m not having ice cream today so I can get thin enough to have ice cream.” As soon as… Read More Overcoming the Imperfection Obsession

burdens, learning, sorrow

When We Think We Know It All, We Know Nothing

I did something new this week. I went back to school. Evidently my brain was due for a workout since, “I used to know this….” has been the catch-phrase of the week. It’s no secret one of my favorite quotes is by a wise man, CS Lewis. He said: “You are never to old to… Read More When We Think We Know It All, We Know Nothing

Encouragement for Women, gift, gifts, loss

When Days Don’t Feel Like Gifts

My keychain says each day is a gift from God. While I know that’s true, some days just don’t feel like a gift all tied up in ribbons and bows. You know what I mean? Those hard days. The ones when we ask… Why, God? When, God? How, God? The Father gives good gifts, and… Read More When Days Don’t Feel Like Gifts