Family Talk

Family Talk

We unthinkingly live the narratives that we are raised with or we rail against them. When you are the parent, you craft the stories. As our children move toward adulthood, we often miss the necessary shift in order to have robust and respectful relationships with...
Admitting My Need for Help

Admitting My Need for Help

Dear Friends— I’m sending this email to you to ask you to pray for our family. We have recently discovered that my mom has Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.  At the moment she is in New York with my younger brother. On Tuesday I will join them in New York. Then on Saturday I...
Scary, Contagious Authenticity

Scary, Contagious Authenticity

“Hi Erika. We missed you last week. How are you?” I greeted my friend as she arrived at the Toastmasters meeting. “I’m fine.”  Erika’s words tried to communicate health and happiness, but the locked mouth and downcast eyes spoke louder than the sounds that came out of...
3 Wrecking Balls That Destroy a Friendship

3 Wrecking Balls That Destroy a Friendship

When it comes to developing friendships, are you using building blocks or wrecking balls? If you want to build strong, authentic, and intimate connections, you need to avoid the three wrecking balls that will destroy a friendship. LONGING FOR FRIENDSHIP Over the past...
Life As a Group Project

Life As a Group Project

Several years ago, I was pregnant with my third child and in the middle of a move. This required packing and transferring a household from one place to another with two toddler boys in tow. The trouble was, I couldn’t stand up for more than a minute or two without...

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