Last month we introduced a new series called “Ask a Life Coach.” I was thrilled with the questions you submitted! As a certified life coach and contributor at NQA, I will break down a reader’s question once a month. We will get to the heart of what is going on with the goal being creating… Read More
Bringing God's Word home.
Recently my family experienced a devastating loss when my wonderful aunt Trudy passed away. She was my mother’s sister-in-law (my mother’s brother’s widow), but they were more like blood-related sisters than in-laws. My mother and Trudy spoke at least once a week, and when Trudy was admitted to the hospital, my mother made a point… Read More
Worry. I truly wish this emotion didn’t exist. My family has had an interesting year. My husband has been laid off twice, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy, and my work has been like a roller coaster that seems to never come to a stop. My husband and I… Read More
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ who you serve. Colossians 3:23-24 I memorized the above verse thirty-five years ago when I was on work crew at Malibu, a… Read More
Gardeners and farmers live in tune with the seasons. We’re intimately acquainted with the life cycles of food and how it arrives on our tables because we’re involved in every step. Here are ten ways gardening parallels spiritual truth. 1. Prepare the soil. A random seed scattered here or there isn’t likely to grow, just… Read More
It was a Sunday. And it was a Sunday I had taken off from my work as a Children’s Director, which made it an extra special day because I got to go to church with my family. The kids asked if we got to ride in the same car together, and I said, “Yes!” They… Read More