Inner Strength and Training Camp

If football season is anywhere on your radar, you're probably glued to ESPN or NFL Network looking for your team's updates. The guys have been there for two weeks, they're in the heat of full-contact drills, 3-inch deep playbooks, losing 7 pounds of sweat in an afternoon, and ice baths. They're e-x-h-a-u-s-t-e-d. Mentally, physically, and … Read More...

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Reinforcing Your Calling

New to the 2013 schedule, each team in the NFL plays a nationally televised Thursday night game. The preparation between the prior Sunday's game and the Thursday match-up is intense with one or more near all-nighters, but the weekend following the game becomes a mini-Bye with an enjoyable couple … [Read More...]

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Reality Check

I work really hard not to fear. My friends and family will tell you I remind them often about the crippling power that fear has, and how to overcome fear with faith. But here's my concern: these attacks are coming more often, touching everyday humans living their everyday life. It's no longer a … [Read More...]


Tough Love

On this day, the coaching world lost two of the greats. I didn't have any personal encounters with Pat Summitt, the coach of the Tennessee Volunteers women's basketball team from 1974 to 2012, but I do know she was the winningest D1 basketball coach ever. Ever. Male or female, ever. My parents live … [Read More...]



A few months ago I casually listened to a celebrity on a talk show (so casually, I don't remember the celebrity OR the talk show!) as he shared his recent revelation about his own addiction to distraction -- specifically electronic detractors. He is a father with young children and recognized how … [Read More...]


You Have No Idea How Much This Hurts Me

I've only boycotted one store in my entire life; a shop in Highland Park, IL:  I was looking for a formal dress to wear to a black-tie function Mike and I were attending at a higher-end dress shop. I wandered around the small shop for about 10 minutes while the sales associates were huddled … [Read More...]

Passion and Persecution

I love the joy of the Christmas season, the twinkling lights, the gifts, the general feel-good of that whole time of year. But I love Passion Week. Palm Sunday to Good Friday, culminating in Resurrection Day ~ Easter Sunday. The whole week is a mirror reflection of real life and it's roller … [Read More...]


Spiritual Muscles

This handsome senior has just been accepted into his first choice for college: BAYLOR! (And yes, it was his very own first choice.) As fabulous as that is, and as proud as we are, that isn't the reason for this blog. Two years ago, we were awaiting Baylor's response to Becky's  application … [Read More...]

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I Won’t Back Down

My small kitchen television held my attention while mindlessly making dinner last night, once again struck by the magnitude of evil it requires to massacre human beings for any reason. I felt compassion for the people whose lives were forever altered as they began their Wednesday morning like … [Read More...]


We’re Doing It Wrong

Another senseless shooting. More lives lost. Lives that matter, because all lives matter. I may be hasty in my post, because we don't know the real motive of the shooter. We don't know his religious or political bent, or his mental state, aside from the very obvious sickness it requires to … [Read More...]


My Own War Room

Mike and I recently went to see the movie 'War Room.' We always want to support a movie with a positive, Faith-based message, but this one is special because our friend, Dr. Tony Evans' daughter Priscilla Shirer (a gifted speaker and teacher in her own right) plays the lead. When choosing blog … [Read More...]


I’m a Working Girl!

Well, sort of. I haven't worked outside the home since 1984, for about 20 minutes after I got married. At that time, Mike was playing for the Chicago Bears and had every Tuesday off during the season, along with most of January, February and March. We had our first child in 1986 and my life's … [Read More...]