• Rethinking Friendships in 2018

      I don’t know about you, but I love a good quote.  A thoughtful quote can cut through to the heart and give us a new perspective. Sometimes that’s all we need to get us heading in the right direction. Having teenage kids has a way of reminding you how...

  • Sharpen Your Career in 2018

    Right now is a great time to reflect on your personal and career goals, in fact I highly recommend it.  Maybe it’s time to make a change in your career or maybe you just need a whole new perspective on where your life has you right now.  So whether you...

  • Reinvigorate Your Marriage with 4 Fresh New Year Ideas

    Happy New Year!  Tired of all the new gym membership commercials yet?  Well, it’s true that with the new year, we all start becoming a little more reflective about the previous year and the coming year ahead.  This is good because when we are reflective, we are paying attention. Consider...

  • Improve Your Life by Being Still

    I hope you had a great Christmas.  Maybe you can finally take a deep breath and relax. Let’s be honest, preparing for and celebrating Christmas can be pretty exhausting.  The truth is no one wins when we work ourselves to the core, especially over the holidays.  Sometimes the tiredness sneaks...

  • 12 Must Try Christmas Dinner Conversation Starters

    If you’re one of the fortunate ones this year to be able to get all of your family together in the same room around the holidays, fun conversation starters can help engage the whole table and get people talking—and more importantly—connecting.   I don’t know about you but I start...

  • 3 Cozy Date Night Ideas to Slow Down the Holiday Rush

      The older I get the more I find myself fighting against the “busyness” of the Christmas holiday season.  On one hand I love all the traditions and events we do during December but on the other hand, I find myself wanting to slow down, take a deep breath and...

  • What to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Celebrating

    Holidays can be the best of times or the worst of times.  Hopefully for you, holidays are full of fun family dinners, decorations, traveling, exchanging gifts, and celebrating the reason for the season.  But maybe they have become a real drag.  Between all of the “stuff” we feel we have...

  • Kids at Play: What Our Past Can Teach Us

    Exciting news!  Starting in December, my blog will be better than ever.  Want to know why?  Stay tuned, would hate to spoil all the surprises.   For this week’s blog, you may need to get out your thinking cap a little and try to remember when you had the freedom...

  • A Pastoral Message: Living a Thankful Life

    I am 100% sure of this one thing, God has a special blessing for those who are thankful.  My hope for you and your family is that you will be characterized as the type of people who don’t just “practice” being thankful one day a year; but rather it is...

  • How We Can Build Strong Communities

      You may have heard it said that “small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the cornerstones of our communities.”  In fact, 50% of the working population in this country is either employed by or owns a small business.  Amazing isn’t it?  Every year, the first Saturday after...