January 2nd, 2017

[podcast] Set Do-able Goals for 2017 #052

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Happy new Year! In this episode, we are talking about some doable ideas for goals we should all think about setting in 2017. Even if you are not a resolution-making kind of person

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March 2nd, 2016

Glimpses of God

“Mama! Mama! Ma-maaaaa!” whined four-year-old Raphael as I changed his little brother’s diaper and quizzed his older sister on her spelling words.

“What?” I answered him hastily. “I’m listening.”

“No,” he pouted. “I want you to listen with your eyes.”

Oh. That.

Ever have a moment when you feel like someone has taken hold of your shoulders and given you a good old-fashioned shaking? When you feel like you

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February 6th, 2016

Join Me for Lent 2016

Are you ready for Lent 2016?

It’s by planning ahead and setting goals that we make progress, whether it’s in our professional lives, our family lives, or our spiritual lives. So let’s do this. Together.

Thousands of subscribers enjoyed receiving daily email messages from me, with prompts Think, Pray & Act, throughout Advent 2015, and now I am offering a similar service for Lent 2016.

Are you ready to commit

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January 31st, 2016

Riding the Waves

The first pregnancy test I ever took was three weeks after my wedding day. It was positive. I started vomiting pretty much right then and there.

In the following weeks, as I struggled to adjust to my newly married state while waiting tables at a seafood restaurant and battling morning sickness, I lost some weight. My doctor assured me that first-trimester weight loss was not a threat to the

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November 15th, 2015

3 Ways to Watch and Wait this Advent

In late November, the air is ripe with motherly anxiety as many of us brace ourselves to “do” Christmas one more time. We ready ourselves for more shopping, more decorating, more entertaining, and more baking. And year after year, despite our best-laid plans and intentions, many of us wind up feeling controlled by materialism, pressured by expectations, and overwhelmed by obligations. As Advent begins, we prepare – not so much

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November 9th, 2015

6 Rules for Facebook

The day my mother joined Facebook, I updated my status to read: “That loud crashing sound you just heard? That was worlds … colliding.”

Imagine the noise, then, when my oldest daughter created her page and her younger siblings followed soon after. We needed to set some rules. It’s not just teenagers who need Facebook rules, though. We all do. Here are some of mine for grown-ups.

1. Less is

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October 8th, 2015

Are you Wonder Woman?

Are you Wonder Woman? I am.

Okay, maybe not really. All I know is the other day on the highway, the kids and I were following a car with the license plate “WDRWMN” and I could not help but think:

“That should be my car!”

Whether or not we are willing to admit it, we all play Wonder Woman sometimes.

Maybe it was this morning when you resisted the

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March 20th, 2014

Incoming: Momnipotent

My dad was visiting this past weekend and in the process of discussing book promotions, he asked me about blogging.

“You never do blog anymore do you?”


“Because it’s a waste of time?”

Well now, there’s a question. Blogging may not be the hippest platform authors use to promote their books, but it surely is not a waste of time for anyone who enjoys blogging, or reading blogs, or

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