I’d Rather Be a Peacemaker

I love the book of Proverbs! It’s about wisdom (something I’m sure we could all admit that we want more of). In Chapter 15, Solomon contrast a gentle spirit to a contentious one. He speaks of the “grievous word” that stirs up anger (15:1), of the “perverseness” that breaks the spirit (15:4), and of the…

There’s a Calling for Your Life

Years ago… like back in the early 90s, a lady I worked for had a license plate that said “luvnlife.” I wasn’t sure that was possible because life felt so hard. I was a lost young woman, struggling to survive, and just trying to find my way.  Now twenty-something years later, I can’t think of…

How I Knew It Was Time to Quit My Job

I have led a fortunate life. There is no doubt that God has provided in abundance. For the past twenty years I have worked alongside some of the brightest and best people. I have been mentored by people who cared deeply for my success and as a result, I have gotten  good at my job,…

Fulfilling Your God-Given Purpose

I just finished reading The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines from the HGTV show Fixer Upper. I was inspired the miracles in their lives and encouraged by how they overcame so many obstacles as a couple. Their faith in God and willingness to support each other’s dreams honestly overwhelm me. As I sit…

Are you Serving Leftovers?

Take notice. Are you giving your best to your colleagues, teachers, students, acquaintances, and/or employers and giving a lesser version of yourself to your loved ones? Are you cheerful, energetic, and respectful at work, capable of managing your emotions even when you face someone who is rude, frustrated, or stressed? Yet, when you get home, you let your…

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…

Are you a People Pleaser?

Do you find yourself over-committed from time to time? Are you running around ragged, accepting all requests that come your way? Does it feel like your to do list somehow grows throughout the day instead of shrinking as you complete your tasks and actions? You may want to stop and question why this might be happening to you….

Is Your Voice Leading You?

Ever since I learned that we all have God given talents and gifts that we are called to use for God, there has been this lingering voice in my head that says: “But you are not great at anything, do you even have gifts or talents that can be used for God?” Honestly, I feel like I’m a…

The Day I Cried On My Way to Work

That’s right, I cried on the way to work.  Almost felt like I couldn’t hold it together.  Not because I didn’t want to go, but because of some things going on a home that were stressful and burdensome to me.  My heart was heavy because one of my children was hurting.  (I’m sure this is…