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No More (Food) Exceptions

Peppermint Oreos.   Homemade Sugar Coies.  A Box of See’s Chocolates.  Need I write ?  A little of this and a little of that and if you’re like me, January has you weighing in a few pounds heavier.  Six holiday pounds for me. Every year, it’s the same story.  Every […]


Don’t Give Up

About now, you may be a little discouraged about the weight you gained at Christmas.  Like me, you may need a little pep talk.  So pull up a chair and let me tell you about my friend Cynthia. After her son was born, she was disappointed at her 6 week […]


Bring Your Weary Feet to Jesus

Strangely, my family has a thing with feet. This month, James jammed his toe in between the mats at our martial arts studio.  It’s not bren, but it’s sprained.  The doctor told him to stay off it for one month.  So my usually handy husband is on crutches this Christmas […]


Your Prayers Like Popcorn?

When was the last time you were still? Remember the words of Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.  I will be exalted among all the nations.  I will be exalted in the earth!”  You may not be able to sit on a rock overloing a stream […]


Three Ways to Act Like a Kid

This past weekend, I had the honor of speaking at a women’s retreat in Wisconsin.  The ladies at Breakaway were amazingly open and warm hearted.  The Holy Spirit was so present.  And there was much laughter!  As I described a few things to my kiddos, my son said “That sounds […]


When You Are Out of Gas

February was a busy month. With 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife releasing on February 1, there were many things to do.  Radio interviews.  Guest blog posts.  Speaking engagements.  Reaching out to wives about the bo.  And working with my (wonderful) editor on my bo co-written with Gary Chapman, Growing […]


Who’s Coaching You?

Nine years ago, I needed help losing weight.  I was forty pounds up, thanks to a little baby named Ethan! My ever-helpful husband James told me to try a spin class that a neighbor, who just happened to be a personal trainer and body builder, was having in her 3-car […]