Reflect and prepare with your family for the new year

Reflect and prepare with your family for the new year

I love this week between Christmas and New Year! I love the smell of a fresh planner and opening a new pack of pens. And to make it even sweeter, I…


Protecting your peace through the holidays

Protecting your peace through the holidays

I don't know about you, but for me and for many of the coaching clients I work with, there can be an increase in emotional intensity, stress, and…


Developing thankfulness in difficulty

It’s so easy to be thankful in good times—when the job market is good, when you’re able to go on a nice family vacation, or when everyone is healthy…


Choosing gratitude

Choosing gratitude

“Ok, let’s all say what we’re grateful for,” my dad smiles in delight. It’s Thanksgiving Day, and we’re continuing our annual tradition. We slowly…


Characteristics of a godly father

Characteristics of a godly father

Where are all the fathers?  Such a simple question with myriad results and one resounding answer: fathers are not here, and neither are they there.…


Intentionally blessing others this Mother’s Day

Intentionally blessing others this Mother’s Day

It’s coming, Moms! The day we’ve been waiting for. The day set aside for mothers to be honored, celebrated, and yes, even a little spoiled. You may…


Easter is greater than Christmas

Easter is greater than Christmas

“Which of your Eids is bigger?” my Muslim friend kindly inquired one lazy afternoon. Her mahogany eyes glistened with curiosity as she waited for my…


The hope of Easter all year long

The hope of Easter all year long

Spring is always such a welcomed season.  The winters can be longer and darker in some areas. As soon as the weather starts to creep out of the…


Simple ways to focus on Christ this Easter

Simple ways to focus on Christ this Easter

Once I heard a youth pastor say that Christmas is like the National Championship and Easter is the Super Bowl of our faith.  I think about that every…