Finding Hope and Healing in Brokenness

This past weekend was our 3rd Passion for Orphans retreat.We were at Aloft in Broomfield, near Boulder.50 ladies joined us this time, with 10 of those ladies commuting for various parts of the weekend. Our theme was Hope and Healing.I loved this theme because I myself have experienced much healing …and my hope is certain. […]

Hope and Healing

I’ve been working on my teaching for the Passion for Orphans retreat. The theme is Hope and Healing.I’ve been struggling to find the words that I want to say … There are some days that the brokenness of my own life is so overwhelming,I feel like I’m drowning in the emotional fall-out from it.I fail […]


Many authors have penned books, trying to help men and women make marriages work.A slew of titles remind us just how different we are! 5 love languagesMen are from Mars – Women are from VenusMen are like waffles – Women are like spaghettiLove & Respect – The love she most desires, the respect he desperately […]


Learning to set boundaries has to be one of the most difficult challenges I face.I often believe the myth“If I set boundaries, I’m being selfish.” Selfishness is more of a fixation on my own wishes and desires.Although wishes and desires aren’t bad in and of themselves,but I have to keep them in line with healthily […]

Never Say Never

Yes.I have said never.I’m not one who thinks that every time one says never that God makes sure that’s what happens.I don’t believe that God is simply out to derail everything we don’t want to happen.But I do believe that often times we speak out of ignorance.We don’t want certain things to happen … so […]


Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.  Proverbs 14:29 Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.  Proverbs 16:32 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear,  […]

Count it all Joy

Parenting is hard work.In fact, I think it is by far the most challenging job I have ever had. Every word I speak matters.Every action weighs in the balance. My friend, Andie Davidson, writes Bible studies at Quiet Times for Kids.We recently started The Peacemaker Study. As we read through the six principles for peace, I […]


/äntrəprəˈno͝or,-ˈnər/ Merriam-Webster: “one who organizes, manages and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.” “a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.” The key word in the second definition is ANY.I can’t say that I would manage ANY enterprise or business.So, I don’t know that I […]


Forgiveness. Pardon. Mercy. This is a spiritual discipline. Since my kids were old enough to talk, I taught them how to say, “I’m sorry.” Just as importantly, the one who was hurt needed to reply, “I forgive you.” There have been many occasions that the 2nd child just couldn’t force themselves to say those words. […]


I strongly believe that our stories are to be told.They are to be used to build up and encourage others through the difficult parts of their stories.The more I tell mine, the more others share theirs.So many people are simply broken.Much like broken glass, pieces are lying all around. Naturally, we are broken simply because […]