Celebrating 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my family to yours! I sent this out a few days ago to my 3 Thankful Thoughts friends, and I want to share it with you too. [I invite you to join my inner circle of friends who get a few encouraging words each week! My weekly...

How to Find Hope this Christmas Season

It’s nearly December and Advent begins this Sunday. Many of us come to this season feeling hopeless. Maybe you’re struggling with your children. You may feel you’re living a life you didn’t sign up for and you’re grieving the life you imagined you’d have. Marriages struggle. Sickness presses us down. Sometimes darkness closes in....

Personal Support Just For You

While I can’t promise to “fix” your kids, your life, or your marriage, I provide mentoring, and practical tools for your unique situation. I help you gain confidence in your parenting, hope for your family’s future, renewed strength for your marriage, and joy in the journey. Your first session is always free – no...

So Much Good Stuff

It’s nearly our 34th anniversary. We continue to grow in our marriage, through the good and the hard. I’m so thankful for Russ. • Registration for my online class, How to Keep Your Marriage Strong (for the Mom who has nothing left to give) begins Thursday. Registration closes tonight (Tuesday) at midnight. • Whether...

As We Gather

We’re catapulting toward the end of the school year with all of its special activities, while also preparing for my dad’s memorial service and Noah’s graduation from medical school. I’m filled with emotions that don’t all seem to fit together. I’m so sad about losing my dad, and I’m dreading the wave of grief...