We All Face Battles

I spoke at the ONE Baptist Church Ladies Conference on May 7, 2017 and this is the audio file of that message. If you have a battle in your life today or have faced battles in the past, whether it is was within your marriage, raising your children, struggling through illness, financial difficulties, or life in…

Who Said That Parenting Would be Easy?

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about parenting and she said, “No one has ever said that being a parent was easy, and if they did, they either didn’t have kids or they were lying.” I would say that just about sums it up! While the blessings of parenting abound…

Is Your Daughter Ready for Prom Night?

When it comes to Prom Night nothing else quite gets the press and attention of our teenagers in the Springtime like this event. Snapchats, Tweets and Instagram posts of dresses and creative “prom proposals” (yes, that really is a thing now) are covering your teen’s social network and making a mark on their digital footprint. Excitement is…

Christ Centered Counseling

Several years ago, one of my friends went through a devastating divorce and lost custody battle for her 5-year old. She was completely broken at the time, fragile in every sense, my heart truly went out to her. It was as if she could no longer think logically. Jaded and consumed with bitterness she began to lose everything…

The Road to Restoration

March 2, 2016 Today David and I took Hayden to RU to begin his recovery program. We woke up very early this morning, gathered our things, and headed to the Charlotte airport. Hayden hadn’t slept much last night, so he was quiet and tired on the journey. After we landed in Chicago, we still had an…

Priorities Every Working Woman Should Have

Why does society still want us to think that a woman must choose between her career or her family because she can’t have both? The theme persists in movies, magazines, and media. Stories of career-focused women who have lost relationships with their children and their spouses surround us. Divorce, broken families, and spoiled wayward children have become the cultural norm. It is so unfortunate that we are now inundated with stories…

The Unseen Battle

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (1 Peter 5:8 KJV) There’s an unseen battle working against our teenager’s heart and mind. When things seem “quiet,” we may assume our teen is fine, but quite often, they’re not. The devil is not…

Parenting a Prodigal

Motherhood… It takes a Courageous Woman. If I thought that raising three little ones and working full-time just to barely make ends meet was hard… I had no idea what I was in store for until they became teenagers… that is the definition of hard! Honestly I used to hear the stories when my children…

Are You Spending Enough Time With Your Teens?

Are you spending enough time with your teens? I mean real quality time? Or are you passing each other in the house quietly or sitting in the same room and looking at your devices (iPad, iPhone, Galaxy, Samsung, etc.)? Are you missing opportunities to connect, even if it’s on a 5 minute drive to and…