3 Tools for Conflict First Aid

Here's today's video on "conflict". Thanks for watching! ....think I was going start an argument, right?  Well, actually, I want to TALK about a big deal these days. Between Facebook & Twitter, I feel like we need a friendly reminder about a sensitive subject....

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The day someone called me immature

So I am a voracious reader. I think I owe this very much to my mom. Summers in S. Louisiana are sticky hot.  An 80's kid, we didn't have internet games, apps, facetime, skype, PlayStations or the like. We had that thing called the backyard--sticks, dirty and when...

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Give it up, please!

Sometimes my ego just has to die. A slow, painful death. And I don't know about yours; but my ego never goes down without a fight. Like on the floor, wrestling, grunting and grimacing kinda fight.  My ego is interested in one thing--winning. And I'm the only person...

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Hold Me Together 

Sometimes I am legit falling to pieces. I don't know about you.  Sometimes life is just hard, crazy nonsense. I watch the news. That's sufficient enough to make anyone feel like the world is coming to an end.  Humans are so good at hurting one another. It's legit...

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Looking: Breaking Bad Categories, Part One

Everything seems to be labeled, categorized, tagged, itemized, grouped, classified. I can't go too far into Google without Ads appearing everywhere--seemingly "made for me". Categories in themselves are not bad or good. They just are. Our culture is really good at...

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An Unlikely Choice 

She was an unlikely choice.  Perhaps she was the quiet type, or maybe she was just an introvert. She seemed the unlikely choice. When I was a young girl, I bet you couldn't have picked me out in the crowd. I flew steady and stealthy under the radar. It was safer...

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Make me broken?

Okay, so I admit. I used to sing this lyric. With proper humility and reverence. "make me broken" It seemed so Christian. So spiritual. But guys, do we even understand what we are asking? Dallas Willard spoke on the requests we make of God. They matter. You know what...

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Control is my drug.

Christianity is often presented as the best ever "safety zone".  A Jesus-loves-me-this-I-know "catch-all" that at times permeates the Church, not all of it certainly.  There are many communities of faith that engage well the conversation of brokenness and pain,...

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Did you see me?

I had just turned off my iPad. I like to read before I sleep. My husband lay next to me, 20 minutes earlier he was hunkered behind pillows to avoid my screen light. His breathing was slow and easy now. I smiled because before we turned off the lights, he had looked at...

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