Just say…Vacation (part 1)

When this blog posts, I will be on a beautiful island in Lake Winnipesaukee (NH) with some of my family. But I’m writing it while on an airplane. I think this is pretty amazing stuff. […]

Helping Kids Set Priorities

When my children were small, I used to look at families with older children and think, “I’ll never get that busy.”  I now understand how hard it is to balance kids’ interests, responsibilities, available time […]

“You Really Just Don’t Understand!”

Effective communication will take work. Have you ever given someone a compliment and they thought you were making fun of them? I have. I have read there are six levels of communication. This is one […]

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

“Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.” Psalm 96:3 (NIV)   One by one, each woman walked […]

Stepped Up

As I listened to Brian talk about volunteering and stepping up this weekend, I was thinking about what I volunteer for here at Vineyard Church North Phoenix. Currently, I lead a Care Group and oversee […]

Just say… Mommy!

I’m currently having a wonderful experience.  Truly. Mommy is visiting me right now and I love it! I know how childish this is all going to sound, but as usual I will have a point […]

Better Late Than Never

My husband and I didn’t pick the smartest week of the year to get married.  We were juniors in college and got married two weeks before classes started.  On one hand, we prepared all summer, […]

Worship Alive

I’ve really been enjoying singing the song “Majesty” the past few weekends during worship. There are so many phrases that are so powerful in that song. The one that really hit me this past weekend […]

You Just Don’t Understand!

“Is that what you really mean?” Communication is tricky business! I once said to my Father on one of his birthdays, “Well, I guess you are as old as you feel.” And he replied, “So […]