You’re Hungry For Whatever You Feed Yourself

Sometimes I get tired of writing. I wake up cranky and decide not to do it. "I'll write tomorrow," I say to myself, but I don't. Procrastination is a heavy blanket, and I cozy up under it. The days add up, and sometimes a week or more goes by with no new words. I feel … Continue reading You’re Hungry For Whatever You Feed Yourself

What Happens When We Don’t Ask Questions

We assume someone who is overweight should just work out. Or the skinny kid should eat more. We assume the single 30-something has too high of standards. Or maye there's something wrong with him. We assume the childless couple is self-absorbed, preferring wine and cheese parties and late night soirees to slumber parties and the … Continue reading What Happens When We Don’t Ask Questions

Resting My Way To Heaven

I don't think my husband understands me.  I don't think he knows what it feels like to push myself until I'm ragged just to quiet the whispering-shouting "Not Enough Not Good Enough" voice.   I wonder if he knows the feeling of starting each day hopeful and ending each day with a blasting awareness of all … Continue reading Resting My Way To Heaven

Raising Powerful Children

Want to really empower your children? Don’t teach them to be fearful. Teach them to be discerning. The persistent reaction of fear is the trademark of a powerless person, someone whose world happens to him, a victim.Discernment is the response of a powerful person who is in control of himself.Fear doubts God, self and others, … Continue reading Raising Powerful Children

What Your Influence Is For: Sanity Not Required

I know a crazy guy. He's so crazy, he's running 24 miles, rim to rim, through the Grand Canyon on September 15. He's so crazy, he's trying to raise $50,000 to save 50 girls from a life of prostitution in Ethiopia. He's so crazy, he imagines himself his own version of Liam Neeson from Taken, kicking down … Continue reading What Your Influence Is For: Sanity Not Required

Buy this book & give 3 people clean water

Today is a really big day! The first book I've ever been published in became available for purchase today! #CouchRebels is on sale right now for only $9.99 - click on the picture of the book to skip this post and buy it now. [I wrote about it a few days ago right here.] This … Continue reading Buy this book & give 3 people clean water

Anger Management for Me: A (Slightly Whiny) Update

On July 3, I took the Anger Management Challenge from The Orange Rhino. And two weeks later, I gave you an update here. The rules are: no yelling, shouting or screaming (unless there is distance or an immediate safety issue) for 365 days. That's right. One year = no yelling. I realized I wanted my son … Continue reading Anger Management for Me: A (Slightly Whiny) Update