1st Step Toward Equipping Your Child to Live His/Her Adventure

I remember when my husband first suggested that our daughter take a year off from school.  I thought, “It’s not the normal track.  People don’t just take gap-years between Middle School and High School.  It’s not a thing.”   Why would we do this? For what purpose? What about her friends? You don’t expect me to […]

“Here’s to My Yesterday.”

My daughter introduced me to a song, Yesterday by Imagine Dragons.  We’re Reformed, which means we’re all about Christian Liberty, so we don’t listen to strictly Christian music.  I tell you that so you’re aware, this isn’t a Christian band I am not necessarily endorsing the group.  However, the song is catchy and good to listen […]


Finally, we are at the goal-setting stage.  At the start of a new year everyone wants to renew and refresh.  However, goals can’t be set until you reflect on your previous year, choose a definitive word that will be your theme for the new year, and rightly prioritize.  This is why we’re calling it the […]

The Secret to Eliminating Over Commitment – Anti-Resolution Challenge WEEK 2

Welcome back to our Anti-Resolution Challenge.  In our first post, we talked about reflecting on the past year.  You can read about that here.  We also supplied you with a Year End Review Sheet that would help guide you in your reflections. This week we are going to focus on drilling down to figure out […]

The Anti-Resolution Challenge

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection, “ says Thomas Paine, an American Revolutionary. Maya Angelou said, “You can’t really know where you’re going until you know where you have been.”  While I love the quote on signs at Hobby Lobby that say, “Don’t look back, you’re […]

Two Things to Consider When Your Character is Questioned

I’ve had my character questioned exactly four times in my life and those four times were extremely traumatic for me.  I’ve always prided myself on being the right kind of rule follower.  Rules are rules and you follow them (unless they don’t make sense or are for other less capable folk.).  I hardly gave my […]

Let’s Try to Avoid Hypocrisy This Holiday Season, Shall We?

The day after Thanksgiving is the official start to the Christmas holiday season.  It’s the most wonderful and most busy time of the year.   We hustle and bustle to find the perfect gifts.  We tidy up the house to impress the in-laws.  We get up too early and stay up too late.  By the […]