Growing up.

Shame. Guilt. Worry. Fear. I feel as though some of these things have haunted me most of my life. In reality, I think a lot of women struggle with some of these at some point of their life. I  know I have made decisions in my life to avoid confrontations, or to please others before…

The perks of being a ‘professional’ volunteer.

One of the ongoing jokes around here is Jeff’s status. He and the girls are my dependents on my work visa. But since our children do not need a full time stay at home dad, Jeff volunteers full time at the boat shop. His ‘boss’ coined the phrase professional volunteer because Jeff get all the…

Not a bad way to start a new decade.

I got spoiled. It really is that simple. Jeff and the girls pulled off the most amazing, thoughtful birthday for me. It was so meaningful because everything just reaffirmed that these three humans know me the best and love me well. The morning started with two excited girls bouncing in with hugs and kisses and…

40.

I am 40 today and I love it. My 30’s were pretty great. I entered my 30’s with a 6 month old daughter, celebrated my 31st birthday with the news I was expecting a second child. I finished off pastoring and entered into a role where I was speaking in front of churches and crowds….

Diversity.

In the wake of Super Bowl here in America, it has been interesting to read the furor over certain commercials. Of course, it is not about any of the over the ‘sex sells’ commercials…nope, it is about the 2 commercials that acknowledged the diversity that exists here. Personally, I found the Coca Cola commercial visually…

Silent auction win.

The girls and I attended a missions fundraiser at our church tonight. Jeff is actually going in the trip as a leader but since he is away this weekend, we went to show our support. We entered the raffles for different baskets, but didn’t win any, much to their dismay. I had written down a…