Monday Motivation: Can a Season Be Both Good AND Hard?

I'm wiping up one kid's throw-up in the middle of the night when I finally concede that this is a hard season we're walking through. It snuck up on us and now we're smack in the middle trying to survive each day and not let the whole circus come crashing down. When you've walked through…

How Are You Measuring Your Impact?

Friday mid-morning I head to the mailbox, already discouraged by the few hours of too fast starts, emotional melt downs (mine and the minis) and being a tired, less than gracious mama. Sitting in the pile of car ads and political mailers is a note, a lifeline. In the midst of the swirling, there comes…

Are You Missing This Key to Your Growth?

I'm sitting across from this sweet old man who celebrated his 80th birthday with a water ballon fight. Because life is short and should be fun. We're in the office of the company he built from scratch in the heart of Texas, a company that pulls in millions of revenue in manufacturing. The secret to…

Monday Motivation: Finding Flowers in the Weeds

Pretty sure First Girl mixed weeds with the flowers in this bouquet she brought me from the garden. But to her, and now to me, it’s all beautiful. She's always had a way of seeing the worth of a person or a thing far better than most. This week, may you delight in the the…

The 3×5 Challenge: What Do We DO Now? (Final Week)

We're days away from wrapping up the second month of the new year but it's never too late to set those resolutions and head confidently in a direction. Because as Lara Casey says, "There's nothing magical about January 1." But maybe you're like me and the problem isn't coming up with goals and action plans…