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start the stop list

Published on November 25th, 2014

What can you stop doing today?  Where can you exercise a quick and decisive “no?” Most of us enjoy pleasing people. We like to say “yes” so that others think highly of our abilities. We like to say “yes” so that we won’t be forgotten when new talent arrives. We like to say “yes” because


chutes and ladders

Published on August 27th, 2014

I’ve played multiple games of Chutes and Ladders in my parenting career. With six children, I can’t seem to escape the game. And…I never win. Never. I’m destined to hit every chute and often wallow in the middle to lower part of the board. I’m not bitter though because it’s about the time with my


make your space great

Published on August 15th, 2014

Great spaces are inspiring! These spaces invite you in to browse, relax, and unwind. They say, “stick around and enjoy your time.” I ate at a restaurant recently that completely captured my attention. Beyond the service, the space itself had an ardor that connected. I wanted to stay long past my meal.  I also was


Don’t…the greatest way to lead

Published on July 25th, 2014

Don’t is such a negative word. Right? It’s up there with despicable, dreadful, and dismal (I’m stuck on the letter “d”). Maybe “don’t” has been a bit misunderstood though. It actually is a word that brings clarity. It’s the proverbial “line in the sand” kind of word. I recently found a great challenge that happens



Published on July 24th, 2014

Courage is an amazing thing. I’d like to think that I am a courageous person, but I’m not so sure. Courage is something that gives an unusual amount of confidence to continue doing the next right thing. It’s facing tragedy, sickness, misfortune, death, and whatever else comes our way with a sense of purpose. Author


A Good Brand…

Published on June 19th, 2014

I absolutely love this commercial. As a former Volvo wagon driver (with the 3rd row seat), this reminded me of driving in my “boxy” vehicle with young children. I like Volvo and believe they have a good brand driven by safety and reliability. This commercial not only took me back to my Volvo days, it


Selflessness…it brings generosity and true help for the hurting

Published on June 2nd, 2014

10,000 meals (I Love ValleyPoint Church)!

Published on May 30th, 2014

I’m continually amazed, impressed, and proud of ValleyPoint Church! We recently had the opportunity to partner with Stop Hunger Now to pack 10,000 nutritious meals for those in need. It was a great event! The energy, the smiles, and the participation from children to adults was…fantastic. And get this…in about 45 minutes we were able


An event and a process…

Published on May 24th, 2014

Forgiveness is both an event and a process. The event happens immediately…the process occurs over time. The event is simply making the choice to forgive. It’s saying, “I will forgive.” The process is the next step and takes time, hard work, and a lot of intention. The process is saying… + I’m done bringing this


What about those I hate?

Published on May 16th, 2014

It seems that we all have an individual (or two…or three?!) that fall into the category of people that I really don’t want to see.” Perhaps we would even say, “I hate that person.”For some, hate may be a strong word. It may be a strong word for those who think that everybody loves them.