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Monthly Archives: December 2013

How To Love Like Jesus Every Day After Christmas

There comes a time when truth hits the road. How do you love like Jesus every day after Christmas? Fill yourself with joy – for someone else. Be present. Recognize the miracle each human being is. Offer a helping hand. Be happy for others. Capture the moment. Be there, no matter what. Know that a miracle…

When He Wakes You and Says Write. Write!

On Saturday afternoon, I found my 8-year-old playing with my iPhone. I got a little irritated when I discovered she was fooling around with the alarms. She’d set one to ON, so I turned it OFF. I scrolled through the alarms and when I thought they were all turned off, I took the phone and…

One Child in Need. One Child, Chosen.

In the quiet of a Saturday morning, before the rest of the family was downstairs, I opened my email. Compassion International was at the top of the inbox. The message had just arrived. I might as well have struck gold. They were looking for volunteers to help obtain child sponsorships at the Michael W. Smith…

Finding Peace in the Mess

It was a productive day, but truth be told, it was too much. I sent the baby to daycare so I could get work done for the private practice. Work was piling up – reports, insurance billing, patient billing, finances, a license to renew, paper and envelopes to buy, and data forms to print. I got…

When You’re Reminded That Life’s Been Too Busy, Too Big

I’m the one that manages Christmas cards in our house. My standard operating procedure for 15 years has been as follows: 1. Open the card. 2. Look at the pictures. 3. Read the card and/or letter. 4. Show the kids. 5. Put the card in back in today’s mail pile on the counter, or if…

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