For Moms: Live Forward!

How is this going to affect our relationship? Have I hurt him so deeply that . . . Ohh, I regret my tone of voice! I wish I could undo . . . I wrestled through thoughts like these countless times over the years of raising our children, beginning when they were toddlers and through…

Living FREE

I regret not spending more time.... I've been handling her disrespect the wrong way. I wish I could undo the damage I've done. The things I said... still play over and over in my mind. Regret. A familiar fork-in-the-road of everyday life. One road leads to captivity. Holding on to our regret... it begins to…

Because We Can’t Hit Rewind

Our words. Once they've left our mouth, they're out there. We can't pull them back in. There's no rewind button. So what can we do? We can take care of our heart. The place from which our words come. Every instance of pain we experience, God sees. Disrespect. Defeat. Discouragement. Rejection. Harsh words. He sees the wearing…

One Day At A Time

I have to remind myself to drink water. Are you like that? A friend and I were talking about this the other day. Sharing ideas for how we might remember to fill a glass and drink it. We know we should. We know it's good for us. We even feel better when we do. So…

Learning to Enjoy

 The beds have been stripped.  The piano is quiet.  The loud music is gone.  The laundry room is ... quiet.  The refrigerator looks sadly empty.  The Christmas break is over.  Our kids have returned to their school campuses, their dorms and apartments. The first week they leave is always the hardest for me. I walk by…