Kicking Martha in the Shin

I’m a recovering Martha. In Luke 10, Mary and Martha are entertaining Jesus for dinner. Mary sits with Jesus and listens to Him while Martha bustles around, making preparations. A misguided hostess, she is more focused on the pot roast than the person she’s entertaining. Not that I am by ANY means a Type A…

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Battling Back to School Madness: Get Refreshed

Parenting responsibilities kick into overdrive when back to school time begins. Shuttling kids to activities, packing lunches, attending school events, and adhering to stricter schedules can cause stress and press us for time. It’s hard to feel refreshed. My husband and I tend to collapse on the sofa on Friday evenings in September. We are…

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The Best Kind of Distraction

The Best Kind of Distraction

As a recovering task-oriented person, I struggle. Sometimes my motivation to get things done is so laser-focused that I am abrupt with people if they interrupt me. Distraction is the enemy, isn’t it? When I get in “the zone”, get out of my way. Surely, it’s not my best quirk. Some time ago, a friend…

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For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

The Quiet Season

Summertime. It’s a magical season of the impossible becoming possible: losing weight, getting organized, writing tons of material. As a high school teacher, my summers off provide the time to do all the things that seem impossible to do during the school year. Lost amid sheaves of papers to grade, meetings to attend, and a…

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