3 Lies You Need to Stop Believing

3 Lies You Need to Stop Believing

It started with a lie. I’m so angry! My friend said. I didn’t need to hear her words to know what she was feeling. Her body language, tone, and her “entire being” announced it. She was unmistakably upset. But nearly as soon as we began to talk, I realized...
3 Effective Ways to be Empowered by Change

3 Effective Ways to be Empowered by Change

The colorful views in every direction outside mean one thing…fall is here and change is upon us.  Seemingly overnight, the warm sun-soaked days sitting on the deck sipping an ice tea switch to apple picking and sipping warm cider and hot chocolate. All around lush...
3 Reasons Resistance in Life is Good for You

3 Reasons Resistance in Life is Good for You

Have you ever felt like time was standing still? I’m pretty sure time slowed to a crawl over the weekend when I begrudgingly went to the gym. There were a number of things I felt like doing but instead opted to do what I knew was good for me.  I’d made it to the last...
5 Things to do When You Don’t Know What to Say

5 Things to do When You Don’t Know What to Say

Speechless aka #nowords Have you noticed that you don’t need to look far to find someone dealing with some significant challenges lately? In recent months I’ve watched three friends battle breast cancer, another deal with end stages of life for a parent, and have...
5 Things to Remember about God when life is tough

5 Things to Remember about God when life is tough

Surprise! But, not a surprise I wanted. Blue bubbles and the distinct smell of soap merged rather unpleasantly with the aroma of hamburger startled me when I lifted the lid covering my lunch. Just moments earlier I’d pulled the pan back out of the sink rinsed it, and...
How to be Successful at Change

How to be Successful at Change

Looking out over the lake it felt every bit like summer afternoon despite the date on the calendar. It felt more like June than mid-September. Kayakers and picnickers all seemed to be soaking in the last bit of the warm weather before the big change. A few trees have...
5 Things You Need to do This Week

5 Things You Need to do This Week

This week I took a break to visit a nearby lake with my mom, just to sit on a bench and enjoy the view. She’s visiting New England from central Pennsylvania so our local sites are very different than what she sees day to day. Spending the quality time with her got me...