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Nothing to Prove

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:7 – NIV I am always amazed when I hear highly successful people share their experiences of people not believing in their ability to accomplish their dreams. It is all too common for people to tear each other…

Known

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…” Jeremiah 1:5 – NIV Have you ever had a conversation and it felt like you and the other person were not on the same page? Where everything you said is misinterpreted? I had one of those conversations the other day. They asked a question. I…

Significance

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last – and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. John 15:16 NIV Significance.  If we are truly honest significance is something, we all crave.…

Burn It Down

This past academic year I gave a series of talks for Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) entitled – Burn it Down. Burn it Down was inspired by the MOPS theme – Find Your Fire – and the concept of controlled burns in forest management. Controlled burning restores nutrients and allows forests to grow healthier by destroying…

Attitude is Everything

About a month ago I found myself in the Emergency Room with my eldest. The instant she was given crutches and a boot for her broken foot her attitude changed from sulking to excitement. She is well within the years when crutches and casts are a badge of honor, excitement and attention. Since she and…

One Lifechanging Phrase

Over the course of the past eight months I have shared the details of my breast cancer journey. Now I want to share what this journey taught me. My take always. One lifechanging phrase. I bet you are thinking that phrase is – you have cancer. That is life changing for sure, but not what…