In Our Battles We Find Out Who We Are

As an avid reader of historical fiction (thank you Mom for passing along this passion), I make it my mission, especially in the summer, to pick up as many of these books as I can. The most recent book I enjoyed was The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. The Nightingale is a based on the true […]

Leaders: 3 Tips to Build Your Team This Summer! It’s Easier Than You Think!

This post is for all you team leaders out there! It’s summer, which means the sun is out and it can be hard to keep yourself productive when all you want to do is lay by the pool and sneak out of work early. Therefore, we wanted to give you a few tips to not only lighten the summer […]

Want to See Change & Reach Your Goals? How’s Your Mindset?

We all have some area we want to see changed or improved.  Hopefully you’ve already mastered your New Year’s Resolutions but if that’s not quite you yet here’s some food for thought! You’ve maybe heard the quote, “If you want to see change, change your mind.”   We know that this statement is true but sometimes […]

Life as a Pastor’s Wife by Susan McClendon

If you love your pastor more than likely it means they have an amazing wife that keeps them grounded, focused and enables them to do what they do so well. Such is the case with my wonderful friend, Susan and one of my favorite pastors – her husband! 🙂 Check out her blog post below […]

What Would You Say to the 20 Year Old You?

As I find myself climbing higher in the 30’s with another birthday looming around the corner, I can’t help but reflect once again on these past years asking myself… Would I have done anything differently? Am I happy with where I am? Did I make the most of my 20’s? Is there anything I regret? […]

Leaders: 3 Ways to Keep Your Team Engaged & Excited!

I was recently connecting with a Sales Manager who began sharing with me the frustrations of his job.  He was unsure of the value he was bringing to his customer and therefore found himself hesitate to get out there and sell. In the end, we realized he didn’t have all the facts and there was more information he […]

The Book You Think I Probably Shouldn’t Read

I recently read a book which most of you might be offended by. Why would you be offended? Because it has a swear word in the title. Yes a swear word. The book…The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F$ck by Mark Manson. And honestly I liked it. So much so that I read it […]

Dark Night of the Soul: Walking Through the Pit

Sitting in the pit is a funny thing.  It’s the place where no one wants to be and no one wants to talk about, yet it’s the pit where we look back to see God’s handiwork and our character being ultimately shaped and formed. More vividly than all the other poems I wrote this one below is the […]

Put on Your Oxygen Mask First: A Lesson in Boundaries

When I am on a plane I always find the stewardess’ announcement a little awkward. Do I listen even though I’ve heard that speech about seat belts and exit rows 100 times or do I seem rude and irresponsible like everyone else does and plug in my earphones and pretend like I am putting my […]

The Waiting Game: Are You Missing It?

As you think on your life I am sure you can identify something  you are waiting on. Maybe it’s a promotion, a change in your family situation, maybe healing with your health or you fill in the blank _____________. As I think on my own items of waiting, I am wondering how much of just […]