How to disconnect and enjoy your kids this summer

I spotted her there in her beach chair, the ocean wide with families interacting, laughter and joy surrounding.  Little boy sitting at her side, chattering, nudging, vying for attention. She remained out of touch, face buried in phone. The sickness prevails across the land – the sickness of disconnection.   “She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps …

7 signs you need to spring-clean your mind for focus. Motivation for decluttering and organizing your mind from a special spring cleaning series.

7 signs you need to spring clean your mind for focus

  Have you ever thought to spring clean your mind for focus? Spring cleaning – I just love the thought of those two little words!  My mind’s eye pictures sun-dappled, gleaming floors; light streaming through sparkling glass windows.  White vases, laden with tulips, flank clean kitchen counters.  A gentle breeze from the freshly swept deck wafts a subtle fragrance of potted …

Tired of failing? How God turns failure into progress

    Did you know that God can turn failure into progress? He doesn’t ask you to do what you’re not capable of – with His help! “I’m so discouraged”, a young mama commented.  “I had my devotions this morning and I STILL yelled!” Others chimed in: “Just when I think I’m getting a grip on this, I blow up again!” “I …