“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 […]

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 […]

We All Have to Die….

We all have to die. I recently went to a Vineyard pastor’s conference where I heard a speaker who talked about people wanting to be like, “Friends with Benefits” with God. What she meant, was […]

Happy Birthday Reflection

Happy Birthday (to Me)! On April 30th, I turned 48. This seems impossible to me and I am hoping somehow I have miscalculated and because of some time warp, I might still be in my […]

May Day! May Day! Random Kindness!

May Day can be a great way to practice an act of random kindness. Anybody out there grow up in the mid-west where you celebrated May Day (May 1) by taking flowers or candy to […]

Windy Birthday Parties for 6-year-olds

We recently hosted (because she wanted it in our home) a party for Zoe’s 6th birthday. This is the first party we have hosted where Zoe was really old enough to invite “her own friends.”  […]

Spa Time

Now that I have two children, I cannot imagine what it would be like to be a single Mom!  I am so thankful for a husband who helps with my children in “all things concerning […]

Real Women. Real Lives. Real God.

One of the things that attracted me to the Vineyard movement was the fact that people seemed “real.”  They seemed authentic and not phony.  If you were having a bad day, you didn’t have to […]