Activities For Kids While in Quarantine

I never thought I would be writing a blog about activities to do with kids while in quarantine but here I'am. I know I'm already going crazy trying to find fun activities for my kids to do, all they want...Continued

Choose Love

Mike and I, along with our three very tender daughters, adopted a two-year old Beagle several years ago. The plan was to visit the shelter, gather information, and make a sensible decision to wait for the best timing on adopting...Continued

Let’s Let Our Kids Be Kids

With warm weather just around the corner I can't help but think about how different kids are today. I remember playing outside until my mom would make me come in because it was getting dark and close to my bedtime. I...Continued

The Purpose Of Life

Seems like everyone has something to say about LIFE. The Dalai Lama said "the purpose of our lives is to be happy."  Someone anonymously wrote: "One day your life will flash before your eyes.  Make sure it's worth watching."  Even...Continued

His Grace

I don't have it all together. I wish I could tell you that I did. As the director of a successful non- profit with a graduate degree in counseling, a wife of 20 years, the mother of three healthy and...Continued

My Unexpected Pregnancy Saved My Life

As I sit here thinking about my life and the way it has gone, I'm grateful for the Lord and his mercy. My life could have turned out so much differently. I was a 16 year old girl heading in...Continued

Today Was Not My Day

Today was the Mondayest Thursday ever. It started when my kids protested the breakfast I made. Mind you – they requested the breakfast. Their father gave them a good lecture and then he headed off to work, and the normal...Continued

Every Life Matters

Every life matters. This is our 2020 theme for the New Life Clinic. Three simple words with enormous meaning. I'd like to say that people in general believe and practice this notion, but my faith in humanity sometimes wanes. Watching...Continued

I Didn’t Know What A Red Flag Was

To say I was awkward growing up, that would be a true statement. In junior high I was the good girl who obeyed her parents and never did anything wrong. I was the definition of a "nerd" who had the...Continued

Oh, The Places You’ll Go

Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you...Continued