I was the carrot

I’ve had to adjust to three of my parents’ remarriages, so when I heard Ron Deal speak on Family Life Today, I was intrigued with his idea of a slow cooker as a metaphor for blended families. Deal says when a blended family begins they need to adjust slowly, on a low simmer in a slow cooker. Read More…

Minister where you are

This week I have listened to a book on CD while driving to and from my job as a high school secretary.  Philip Yancey tells thought-provoking stories of people in ministry in his book “Finding God in Unexpected Places.”  He devotes one chapter to Louise, a woman who started her own Jericho Road ministry in Read More…

5 Ways to Manage Work Stress

Most days, I come home mentally and emotionally spent from my job at a school.  I haven’t managed my stress well in the past, so eight hours of stimulus and negativity wear me down.  This summer I’ve reflected on my mistakes and thought of five ways to proactively manage my stress this school year.  Here’s Read More…

3 Takeaways from Pixar’s Inside Out

Almost every time I see a Pixar movie with my children, I end up crying as quietly as possible in the dark theater.  Inside Out was no different in that respect.  This time I cried less for the main character’s plight than I did for the ways the story line resonated with me as an adult child of Read More…