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We Can’t Share Something We Don’t Have

I'm reading a book on parenting right now.  Parenting is a place that I feel like I can never be too prepared for, neither do I feel like I'm regularly hitting the bulls eye.  While I've been reading, the thought that I find coming back over and over is that I really ...

3 Ways to Deeper Intimacy With God

Intimacy is defined as being closely acquainted or very familiar with someone. Intimacy is knowing someone; it’s knowing what they like and dislike, what hurts them, what makes them feel valued.  But intimacy goes beyond that-intimacy is engaging each other’s ...

Steps to Stronger Relationships-Part 2

Last week I posted on relationships and how relationships go 2 ways. It takes at least 2 people wanting a relationship and doing what it takes to form the relationship for there to actually be relationship. You can read that post here. I want to unpack something that I've ...

Steps to Stronger Relationships

Recently I've been thinking a lot about relationships and what makes them work. There's no doubt that we all crave relationship with others to some degree. Some of us need lots of people around us most of the time to interact with, and some of us need only half as many ...

Everyone Needs One

Last week I spent a day in a class learning about mental health.  We learned about the different kinds of mental illnesses, what they look like, and ways to help and support people who are experiencing them. At the end of the day, I walked out of the class with lots ...

The #1 Priority In Parenting This Summer

Where I live here in the Midwest, we have 4 seasons.  Or at least we used to.  Summer seems to be having an identity crisis here this year.  It has been quite rainy with lower than normal temps.  Being a chronic chilly bug, this has been testing my ...