Living Out Our Faith

Becoming a Faithful, Sensible Servant

Becoming a Faithful, Sensible Servant

I can always tell how I resonate with a chapter of Scripture based on how much I underline and highlight it in my Bible. Let’s just say, this particular chapter is looking neglected. Matthew 24 should technically be one of my favorites because it talks all about the future, and I tend to be the kind of gal that things long term. But the problem is this chapter isn’t about giving us a long-term plan but rather a sobering perspective about the journey to eternity. Jesus begins His teaching in this chapter with a reminder of the tension we’re living…

Understanding Your Personality and Making the Most of the Enneagram

Why We Need the Word of God More than the Enneagram

This post was originally published on February 6, 2019, with my full support of the Enneagram. However, in light of additional study and conviction, I no longer advocate for use of the Enneagram. The content below has been revised to explain my position.   Have you wondered what all the hype is about the Enneagram? Maybe you first heard of the nine-type (times infinity) personality assessment made popular by Ian Cron’s book, The Road Back to You.  Or maybe you’re like me and heard about the Enneagram years ago. Back then, I dismissed it as some voodoo pop psychology. It might be fair…

Even the Impossible is Possible with God

Even the Impossible is Possible with God

Everything is possible with God. Everything. So why doesn’t it feel like that from day-to-day? I don’t know about you, but the obstacles before me often feel insurmountable. Our oldest is in college with our second on the way and two more on their heels. Financially, it’s impossible to figure out how we’re going to fund their education on our ministry-based income. Oh, I know that God will provide — He’s been faithful thus far. But that doesn’t change the fact that from my human perspective, it seems impossible. I also have this ridiculously vivid dream to have a house…

Being Called Out of Comfortable Places

When it comes to change, how do you respond? Do you panic and worry that you’ll not be able to handle what is ahead?  Are you willing to be called out of comfortable places? Or do you fight against the work God wants to do in you? Do you find yourself fussing and complaining about how much better it was “back then” . . . or maybe where you are right now even though you haven’t experienced true freedom? I ask this question because as a life coach, I’m continually helping women move through change and having an understanding of…

5 Ways Your Cores Values Impact Your Life

5 Ways Your Core Values Impact Your Life

Values are the silent partners guiding our actions. They are the reason why we do what we do, even if we’re not consciously negotiating our decision-making with values at the forefront. Don’t believe me? Here are five ways they are impacting your life and if you’re married, your relationship with your spouse. 1. Values are the driving force behind our motivation, spurring us on to get things done or holding us back in fear. 2. Values are the source of conflict inside of us, as one competes for attention over another. 3. Values are the source of conflict with others, as…

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