Do-aholics Anonymous and Tutus

Baby

Do-aholics Anonymous has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? I need to start a branch. Maybe you do, as well. That is, unless you wear a tutu. Tutu wearers are exempt. More on that later. … [Read more...]

God’s Super Woman

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So you want to be God’s Super Woman? You’re so busy with all your church, work, family commitments, you don’t have time to breathe. Overwhelm seems to follow you like a black cloud threatening to unleash its wrath. And still you are determined, do or die to get everything done you are sure God wants … [Read more...]

The Super Woman Syndrome

Super Mom

Super woman leaps tall mounds of laundry with a single broom. Swoops up a toddler and a 3 month old while letting the dog out, grabbing the mail and carrying in groceries from the care. … [Read more...]

Your Sunday’s Coming

Photo by Kristin Bailey, all rights reserved.

Have you ever had a dark night of the soul, a time when it just seemed everyone, even God Himself, had turned their backs on you? Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. You wonder if things are ever going to get any better. … [Read more...]

The Music of Relationship

Conductor

Any relationship, including, marriage, friendship, familial, vocational, is like playing an ageless piece of music with God as the Conductor. No beautiful music happens unless the focus is always on the Conductor. … [Read more...]

Divine Relationships

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Have you ever had a divine relationship? Let me define that for you. I’m talking about a friendship or a marriage relationship that was God-ordained from start to finish or perhaps it’s still going on. God never meant for man to be alone,1 in any capacity. When He made woman He even used those … [Read more...]

The Craving

Woman's cravings

It was almost 1 am. I finally finished my day’s work of writing, answering emails and doing bookkeeping and other tasks. I was tired. I needed to go to bed, but my body said, “Feed me. Feed me something sweet and gooey. I need fuel.” … [Read more...]

Divine Glue

Roy and Teresa Parker, wedding day 1977. Attending a wedding, 2014

If you are married, what keeps you in your marriage. In a day and age when many get divorced and even fewer want to get married, is there a divine glue that helps bind us with our spouse? Last week, my husband and I were reminiscing about our 37 years of marriage. He said, “Have you ever thought … [Read more...]

The Trade

Circle of Doves

Stuff. Life. Problems. They cling to us. We want to run, But they follow. We can never shake them.   Circumstantial, Situational, Medical, Vocational, Still they dwell within. We want a trade.   But they are relentless. Like weeds that will not … [Read more...]

Calm Down

Roy and Teresa Parker celebrating 37 years of marriage, April 9, 2014.

When stress and the worries of this world seem to overtake us, how can we calm down? Life is moving so fast we don't have time to breathe. Stress can be overwhelming. It can create havoc with our bodies—migranes, uncontrollable anger, endless frustration, stomach problems, ulcers, heart disease, … [Read more...]