Empowering moms to be the mom their child needs.

Be a mom who loves her children well:
with greater joy,
greater peace,
greater patience,
greater purpose and greater confidence.

Pick Your Ducks

Recently I was bemoaning the fact that because I had been focusing my time and energy on my business, work and my children’s athletic pursuits, I haven’t focused enough energy on homeschooling. I confess that I haven’t checked quite a bit of their work and I haven’t been making sure they do their chores up to their capabilities. In short, things are falling through the cracks.

In my business I’ve been hard at work developing the group mentoring program, and encouraging the women who have signed up. As a result, I haven’t posted much on my blog.

So I decided to talk to my life coach about it.

She said, “Your ducks will never be all in a row. That keeps us relying on God.”Continue Reading

The Transforming Practice of Meditation

Have you ever tried Meditating?  Does it seem like a practice for only the super-religious or the advanced yoga type?  Are you wondering how meditation can be practically incorporated into your life?  Are you interested in learning more? Do you struggle to quiet your mind and focus?

This talk is for you!

In this talk, I share how meditation can move the truth of God’s word from being simply “information”, to our hearts where it penetrates the very depths of our souls.  That’s where real transformation takes place. I also walk you through several simple meditation exercises that you can start today.  Several of these exercises will really make scripture come alive for you!

If you have difficulty focusing, these exercises are also a great way to start developing greater focus.

Listen to the talk.

What meditation exercise are you going to start implementing today?

A Lesson in the School of Grace that I’ll Never Forget

19 years ago I was in grad school at the University of Texas. I was taking a senior level programming class for my engineering degree. I worked my buns off! It’s one of the hardest classes I’ve ever taken. After spending countless hours on programming assignments, I made a C.

That was devastating for me. One, because I didn’t make C’s. It was ok for other people to make C’s,but not me. That was a big blow to my identity. I had always been the smart girl. Smart girls don’t make C’s. Two, because I could lose my fellowship. Three, because I had worked so dog gone hard!Continue Reading

Betrayed by my Mother’s Heart

The heart of a mother is one of life’s beautiful gifts. It’s a mothers heart that will give her body to carry her baby. Give of her breasts to feed. Stay up late nights with a crying baby. Her heart causes her to sacrifice to make sure her child has every thing he or she needs and she’ll give her life for them. She’ll go without food, and clothes. It motivates her to work her fingers to the bone so that her child has the very best. It’s the mother’s heart that kisses booboos. Her heart keeps her up late at night crying and praying for a rebellious child. A mothers heart gives us a glimpse into the heart of our Heavenly Father.

But sometimes that mother’s heart can work against us. Let me explain what I mean.

Lately, my husband and I have been walking in uncharted territory. Our oldest son graduated from highschool last year but he decided to stay at home and attend a local community college. So we have an adult who is still living at home. This is new and we’ve been trying to figure out how to respect him as an adult and yet set boundaries that honor the values of our family. It’s been a challenge!Continue Reading