Mastering Focus

"Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established." Proverbs 16:3 I am the first to admit my iPhone obsession is real. The latest and greatest came with the “portrait” feature that had me in awe and like some of you; I was totally obsessed with getting my hands on the new iPhone … Continue reading Mastering Focus

Summer Fun with Kids

Summer is H.E.R.E.  Today we celebrate the summer solstice, the "longest day" of the year.  Many of your children are now on summer vacation.  I am sure there will be plenty of pool parties, beach trips and trips to the park.  How are you entertaining them during these long summer days and warm summer nights? … Continue reading Summer Fun with Kids

How Great a Father’s Love

"See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are." 1 John 3:1 Sunday is a National holiday where we celebrate and honor fathers and fatherhood.  For many people there will be brunches, barbecues, and summer fun but for others it may … Continue reading How Great a Father’s Love

The Ultimate Summer Reading List

For many, Memorial Day is the (un)official kick-off of summer, and we are ready to say HELLO SUMMER.  We say hello to longer days, warmer nights, ice cream and water balloon fights.  We say goodbye to heavy sweaters, early sunsets, that hectic school schedule, and oh so cold weather. Maybe you are a student that … Continue reading The Ultimate Summer Reading List

Silver Linings

“Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because GOD, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:6‬ ‭MSG‬‬ It was a beautiful Tuesday morning and I anticipated it would be a productive and fun day … Continue reading Silver Linings

In Full Bloom

"In Your presence there is fullness of joy" Psalm 16:11 Beautiful flowers are in bloom all around us. After more than a decade of severe drought, we experienced a winter filled with many gloomy clouds and rainy days. Now Spring is here and we are able to experience a SUPER BLOOM of beautiful wild flowers like … Continue reading In Full Bloom

Advice to the Grads

2017 Graduation Caps

"For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 Last month, I was asked to share some words of encouragement at a beautiful young woman's super sweet sixteen party.  These words were shared … Continue reading Advice to the Grads

10 Things I’m Learning as a Mom

"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31:25 Motherhood.   We each have a unique story about how we became mothers.  Maybe it was through marriage, adoption or pregnancy.  We remember how we found out, the birthing experience and our first time looking into our child's eyes.  The … Continue reading 10 Things I’m Learning as a Mom

Mother’s Day Craft Inspirations

"Her children arise and call her blessed" Proverbs 31:28 This week my daughter and I will be doing some homemade crafts to celebrate all of the mothers in our lives.  I compiled a few ideas that I thought would be fun on my Pinterest Board  (click link for some inspiration) Here are some examples of pins I … Continue reading Mother’s Day Craft Inspirations