Avoiding conflict seems like it would be the best thing to do to keep peace in our relationships. However, in my experience as well as coaching / mentoring others, I have found that ignoring tensions or avoiding conflict in relatinships, often becomes more painful than facing them. And facing conflict, […]
“Being easily offended or defensive when someone has a different opinion that does not support our views is a negative response that hinders emotional maturity”.
I don’t know exactly when I fully realized that what I really enjoy is a small, slow, simple life! It’s here where I recognize that truly special days can be a rainy afternoon and a good book, or a lingering lunch with a friend or loved one where we reminisce […]
Resisting the Hindrance of Resistance…Growth requires becoming an expert at navigating inevitable life change by learning to accept what you cannot change and to eliminate excuses for not changing the things you can. Reflecting on where you and how you are impacted by things outside of your control is an excellent exercise for some super new habits!
Choosing to do something or not do something based on what we “think” others would say about our choice prevents us from having the freedom to make the best choices. Having to first “check in” with a panel of judges, internal or external adds confusion to the decision-making process. Accountability […]
Contentment is the fundamental pursuit in each area of life. We want to get the house painted or our certification completed or the kids grown or something that we are convinced will enable us to finally be content. However, it is really a condition of our inner person. Sort of […]
Perhaps, you’ve said or thought that happiness is something that must be achieved: “When this is done, I’ll be happy.” “When I own that, I’ll be happy.” “When I weigh less, I’ll be happy.” Choosing a journey of going deeper with God, I’m learning to choose to be happy in any […]
What I have been slow to learn is that we all have ideas on how to do something and many times if we are just present with someone and observing their efforts, we bring a lot to the table. Many of us are overdue for a few “attaboy” pats on the back and are overwhelmed with the telling feature of others.
Each of us has a powerful message in our hearts. God ignites a candle in all of us. Once we come to the understanding of ‘why’ we are here, our pursuit becomes to find the ‘what’ that we are to be doing. We often have big dreams of doing great […]
I am a member of a church I love! It feels so much like family that I believe it provides a glimpse of what heaven will be like when we are all gathered in His Presence. I delight in being a part of a fellowship that keeps me awakened to […]