how to face criticism.

Rule #1 in how to face criticism: It is foolish to listen to those who have done nothing but who criticize everything. I counseled someone last week who lives her life paralyzed by the negative things people on the sidelines …

Honey, you’re doing it.

I was 28 when I scheduled the only vocal lesson I’ve ever taken (if you’ve only gotten to know me recently, I used to sing a lot in my former life). The instructor was resting her voice that day, so …

How to stay motivated.

Everyone has days when they just want to quit. Mothering, marriage, work, ministry — each has its own special weight — its own moments of “I just can’t keep going.” The only way to endure? People over process.  People over …

One step to healthier relationships in 2018.

Something I want you to practice in 2018: Ask before anger. I spent years bubbling with quiet resentment (which occasionally boiled over into a noisy fury) because certain behaviors from people I loved or worked with didn’t occur “in the …

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