Make Your Family’s Personality Shine This Christmas

What makes your family unique? What makes you shine? Guess what? You don’t have to be like everyone else! You don’t. You can do things this season that fit your family personality even if your friends, family and church are doing other things. What fits your family? Playing board games on Christmas Eve 🎄? Visiting [...]

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Good Stewardship, It’s Not What You Think

"Our house is paid off!" I overheard a Mom say, gleefully. I was happy for her, really, I was. At the same time, I felt an overwhelming sense of guilt. Our house wasn't/isn't paid off. I wasn't measuring up, once again. Hubby and I had taken financial classes at church and gotten all our our [...]

When the Photo Shoot (and life) are not Perfect, There is Still Joy!

Ever browse through social media for a few minutes and walk away feeling depleted? Less than perfect? As if everyone is having a great time? Your life doesn't measure up? When I scroll through social media posts, I sometimes get infected with the "woe is me" bug. Or I physically feel as if all the [...]

Should You Attend the Empowered to Connect Conference?

Remember that old commercial, "Silly Rabbit, Trix are for kids!" That rabbit never gives up, he keeps trying to capture his share of the sugary cereal. That's the same scenario that plays out when people see the banner, post or tweet about the Show Hope's Empowered to Connect Conference (April 8th and 9th) They think, [...]

Why Read Aloud? (part four)

I've been doing a series on Wednesdays entitled  Why Read Aloud? If you missed any of the series, you can start here. We learn about relationships through literature I assigned the high school Shakespeare book club I host an essay writing assignment, Why is Shakespeare still relevant today? We read some of the papers aloud last Friday and they are [...]