What it means to cease striving

Whether you are a believer or not, you might have heard the verse from the Book of Psalms (in the Bible) that goes like this: Cease striving and know that I am God – Ps 46:10a Most translations say “Be still and know that I am God.” I quote this to myself on occasion because… Continue reading What it means to cease striving

Letting the Good In and the Bad Out

Photo by Sam Rupsa on Unsplash I’m in the middle of a short reading plan in YouVersion.  The plan is based on the classic Christian living book Boundaries. The big idea: We all have a particular plot of emotional, mental, physical land that we have been given control of. From there, we create boundaries that… Continue reading Letting the Good In and the Bad Out

What it means to exasperate our kids

She bounced into the dining room looking up at me while I was finishing dishes and prepping for my morning routine the next day and maybe playing Words with Friends on my phone. I glanced up, didn’t say anything, and went about my business, walking back into the kitchen to grab something. When I came back into the… Continue reading What it means to exasperate our kids

More Isn’t Always Better

Our family celebrated one of the cousin’s birthdays recently 11with a pool party at my sister-in-law and brother-in-law’s neighborhood pool. When we got back to the house after all of the splishing, splashing, and Marco-Poloing, my in-laws offered all of the kids something out of their garage fridge. The garage fridge: where suburbanites keep all… Continue reading More Isn’t Always Better

It’s Time to Grow Up

We are no longer children, tossed here and there… -Eph 4:14 Do you ever let your kids drive the emotional temperature in your house? It’s dress rehearsal week this week for a community theater production of School of Rock.  My daughter is in the cast, and she’s 10 years old. If any of you have… Continue reading It’s Time to Grow Up

Gratitude and Living the Prioritized Life

Happy Thanksgiving! Have you ever been jealous of something someone else has only to later wonder why you cared at all in the first place? When mansions wrenched my psyche out of alignment… For lunch recently, I rode with two of my colleagues from our office in the Cumberland area of Atlanta to Buckhead (not… Continue reading Gratitude and Living the Prioritized Life