Where Is Your Happy Place?

Your Happy Place Are you sitting near a stream? Maybe you are in the stands, watching your child perform on the field or the stage? Are you in front of a blank canvas with a brush in hand? You could be sitting on the porch, on a cool morning drinking a cup of coffee? Instead, you may consider [...]

Resolve to Listen Better! – 9 “Action” Tips for Listening Success

Have you ever struggled with what to say when?  Want to have more intentional conversations with teens, parents, friends, or strangers? Pick one or all of the tips to help you have better conversations with those around you. Love a person where they are – but love them even more to not leave them there. [...]

3 Tips for Approaching Ministry Like It’s Christmas Morning

It’s September.  I don’t know about you, but I felt like the summer was way too short. Now we are back into full ministry….recruiting volunteers, planning themes/lessons, inviting and lining up speakers to share their talents, and making the list of all of the supplies that you need to get started. Whew, I’m feeling so [...]

Go From Overwhelmed to Peaceful in 3 (Not So Easy) Steps

My husband and I went to the store the other day and noticed the aisles of school supplies, lunch boxes and backpacks, and Christmas stuff that is making its way to the various departments. Already? What happened to summer? August is right around the corner and is typically filled with not only school preparations, but [...]

Jesus gives us hope… Follow Him

Sound familiar?  If you've had any connection to summer Vacation Bible School at your parish, you or the people around you might have heard this message from the very first day.  Psalm 71:5 says "For you, O Lord, are my hope."  We teach this to the children at an early age and need to be reminded [...]