Assume People are Good

Assume People are Good

Why do the harsh words stick closer than encouragement? Why do some words cut so deep? Why do judgmental statements aimed at us, at our parenting, our appearance, our faith, our personal choices, continue to surprise us? Today, I had two statements directed at me....
I Was Not a Good Mom Today

I Was Not a Good Mom Today

I was not a good mom today. My words were not kind and the fruit I bore was not sweet. My anger was quick, and the heart I did wear on my sleeve was not pretty. It did not overflow with joy or kindness, patience, or even goodness. I was not a good mom today. When I...
God Our Creator

God Our Creator

I am a creator at heart. You can ask my poor mother who had to consistently clean up headboard carvings, crayon murals, and shredded clothing that was intended to make a fashion statement.  To this day, I always have my hand in a little bit of something –...
Maintain Hospitality in Business

Maintain Hospitality in Business

On any given morning, you can typically find me running from kitchen to bedroom to bathroom to kitchen again in order to feed 7 hungry bellies (I included myself and the dogs), clothe 3 little bodies (I didn’t include myself 1 because I’m not little and 2...