Relationships

Did You Notice?

Did You Notice?

Have you heard the saying, “If that woulda been a snake, it woulda bit me”? That sums up how most of us travel through life and miss opportunities to offer help and encouragement to those hurting around us. Ellen Chauvin offered me an opportunity to share a few words with her readers about giving the gift of notice. I love Ellen, and her community is a joy to visit. It is an honor to have…

Anxiety of Living Distracted

Anxiety of Living Distracted

The story of Jesus’ friends, Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42), offers us an on-time word today. We often think of the slow pace of years gone by, but y’all this story fits our lives like a glove. Jesus’ friend struggled with anxiety too. But Martha was distracted with much serving. (vs 40) Do we fuss over the details too much? Do we live a distracted life?  How would you rewrite that verse to fit your…

A Prayer for Your Broken Relationship with Your Mom

A Prayer for Your Broken Relationship with Your Mom

Do you remember when you said you wouldn’t parent like your parents? Yeah, me too. Like that time I got a spankin’ for dustin’ myself with the flesh colored face powder (after my bath) and Momma thought I had skipped getting in the water. Or when she would pinch my leg in church service because I was talking too much. Yikes. Our girl has had a few near traumatic events. Unless she brings up “slip”…

5 Personal Boundaries for a Healthy, Balanced Life

5 Personal Boundaries for a Healthy, Balanced Life

Y’all, I’m a bit boundary weary. I’ve had lots of boundary practice this month. How about you? I’m thinkin’ we need a respite. When my daughter is having a tough day, I send her videos of goats in pajamas, playing. It relieves tension. So here we go. We need a reward :) It’s hard trying to live within healthy boundaries. Last week I gave you five boundaries (out of ten) that are our responsibility. Today,…