Feeling Broken?

Thirty years ago today, I had recently graduated from college, was engaged to be married to the love of my life, and was just days into my job as a counselor at an agency where I had interned. I was just beginning to live out my dream of professionally helping hurting people get on theirContinue reading “Feeling Broken?”

A Cure For Defensiveness

Part 4 of 5, Four Horsemen of the Marriage Apocalypse, #3 Defensiveness: Dr. John Gottman of the Gottman Institute uses the metaphor of the four horseman of the apocalypse to describe communication styles that are destructive to relationships. In this video, Doug and Tammy Heidenreich from Springs of Water Life and Relationship Coaching present theContinue reading “A Cure For Defensiveness”

Are Criticisms Flying Back And Forth In Your Relationship?

Part 2 of 5, Four Horsemen of the Marriage Apocalypse, #1 Criticism Dr. John Gottman of the Gottman Institute uses the metaphor of the four horseman of the apocalypse to describe communication styles that are destructive to relationships. In this video, Doug and Tammy Heidenreich from Springs of Water Life and Relationship Coaching present theContinue reading “Are Criticisms Flying Back And Forth In Your Relationship?”

How Does God See You?

Are you surrendered to God’s plan, following His directions the best that you can, trusting that He will direct your steps and even work your mistakes for good? Fear not, he goes before you and also with you. He has your back! Keep listening and moving forward in faith. He has a plan! When GodContinue reading “How Does God See You?”

Heart to Heart Conversations With My Beautiful Son

I have been making sure I am extra emotionally available for my beautiful black 12 year old son to process all that he is hearing about at this tumultuous time. He is aware of the heart-wrenching murders and the protests. He is also aware that there are so many police officers that are not racistContinue reading “Heart to Heart Conversations With My Beautiful Son”

Racial Healing With Small Acts of Kindness

My heart has been aching and I have been praying for what I could do to be an agent of healing and ease the pain of the black community. It occurred to me that I could start right where I live. I decided to go and deliver flowers to the black people in my neighborhood.Continue reading “Racial Healing With Small Acts of Kindness”

An Invitation To Receive Love And Power

People were bringing children to Him so that He would touch and bless them, but the disciples reprimanded them and discouraged them [from coming]. But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and He said to them, “Allow the children to come to Me; do not forbid them; for the kingdom of God belongs toContinue reading “An Invitation To Receive Love And Power”

Multiply Love

Sure no family is perfect,but with God’s help: Some of us wish we would have done some things differently or better in the past. We can’t change history, but God can work even our mistakes for good when we surrender them to Him. And one day at a time, one choice at a time, weContinue reading “Multiply Love”

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