Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

Because of the all-encompassing nature of my son's OCD diagnosis and treatment, I've had to step away from some ministry roles within the last month. There is no denying it - I'm sad about this. And more than once I've found myself questioning whether or not I made the right decision to step away, because …

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The Power of Team

I am an introvert.  It is natural for me to want to be alone, a lot.  I'm sure there are others like me around, but I don't know anyone else who enjoys being alone as much as me.  Ha! I do work with others quite a bit in the ministries I'm involved in.  And don't get …

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Why “What Impact Am I Having?” is the wrong question.

Yesterday I returned home from MOMcon 2016 in Milwaukee.  Oh, what a sweet, sweet time of communion with Jesus, learning new stuff, and serving moms and MOPS leaders from all over the world.  It is good for the soul! During our MOPS Volunteer Staff training before MOMcon began, we were challenged to spread kindness by …

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how to have that hard conversation you’ve been putting off

This topic has come up  so much recently that I thought I'd write down some thoughts I have about it.  Conversations with friends and with MOPS leaders I work with - How do I approach a hard topic with a friend?  How do I tell someone on my team that they aren't pulling their weight? …

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My Monday Mess – 5/20/13

We had our MOPS Volunteer Staff leadership training this weekend, and I am now even more in love with next year's MOPS theme. Moms live in messes. The toys, crumbs, and spit-up are their natural surroundings. Moms often feel like a mess. They are exhausted, under-showered, and hormonal. Their past and present circumstances and decisions …

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