Relationships

Stepmoms, Do It For Jesus

“Laura, I just got a call from my 22-year-old stepdaughter, Cassie,” my coaching client, Dena, stated. “I haven’t heard from her in four years. She and her dad talk occasionally,…

How to Teach Your Child to Apologize

You’ve probably seen the t-shirt “Sorry, not sorry.”  But in reality, there are plenty of times when an apology is 100 percent necessary. when a wrong has been a committed…

Taking Care of Mom: Letting God’s Word Renovate Our Hearts

A few weeks ago, I helped my sister get her house ready for a remodel. She ordered a storage container and we packed every…single…cabinet, drawer, and closet in her house….

When Mother’s Day Hurts

“Oh, no — May is here,” the woman muttered as she stared at her calendar. “That means Mother’s Day is coming.” She sighed. “It’s the worst day of the year…

The Importance of Honor

During my lifetime it has been easy to breeze past the commandment to honor my mother and father. I admit, at times, the commandment may have even been met with…

What I Gained By Giving Up Time On Facebook

A while back I hopped on Facebook first thing in the morning, as was my usual routine numerous times a day. The routine had started innocently several years back. I…

Being a Woman of Commitment

In high school, I took exactly one “shop” class to fill some gap in my schedule and get a break from more difficult classes. I signed up expecting little homework…

I Am Mad and I Want To Be Mad

Confession time. Sometimes I want to fester in my anger. “Grrrr, my head is about to explode off of my body!” That’s what I have been known to say in…

Exit Bitterness

My mother and grandmother had a contentious relationship. I say “relationship” very gingerly. As a youth the divorce of her parents put a wedge between them that would last until…

Death in a Step family

I was in Tyler, Texas getting ready to stand before one thousand women when I got the call from my brother, Mark. “Dad has had a stroke, he is in…

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