Books

Now Available! Empowered by Faith Bible Study

My latest book was released yesterday & is now available on Amazon. This 24 lesson Bible study discusses the relationship between fear & faith, offering stories from the Bible of people who either show tremendous faith under impossible circumstances or acted out of fear when they had every reason to remain strong. Each lesson gives on overview of the story,…

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Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life

The Problem with Guilt Part 6: Guilt Likes the Dark

Called to Lead

5 Proven Steps to Mentor New Leaders Part 3: Test

The second biggest mistake mentors make, after not mentoring new leaders at all, is failing to test them. We tend to be too quick turning things over to the newbie before we are certain the are prepared. Offering them a short period of time to shadow you & then giving them only a bit of teaching before handing over the…

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Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life

The Problem with Guilt Part 5: We Go It Alone

  A guilt trip is a lonely journey. We rarely take a companion along with us. Those around us may suffer because of our guilt but they aren’t able to ease it. We are unable to share our burden with others so they might carry part of it for us.

Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life

The Problem with Guilt Part 4: We Overcompensate

  We feel guilty. We think we’ve done something wrong. We try to make it right. When we can’t make it right, we overreact. One of the ways we overreact is to overcompensate. In other words, we try to make things up. We can’t make it right, so we work to make it better. Oh, Boy!

Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life

The Problem with Guilt Part 3: We Overreact

  Let’s review: we say we feel guilty. Our brains process guilt with doing something wrong. If we have done something wrong, then we must work to make it right. Unfortunately, we haven’t REALLY done anything wrong so we find it’s impossible to make things right. Out of frustration, we simply try harder. And that is when we overreact.

Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life

The Problem with Guilt Part 2: We Try to Make it Right

If we think we are guilty, then we believe we have done something wrong. When we do something wrong, we try to make it right. We make a mistake, we correct it. We break something, we replace it. We damage something, we pay to have it repair. These are all very cut & dry, very black & white. Unfortunately, most…

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Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life

The Problem with Guilt Part 1: Guilt Implies We’ve Done Something Wrong!

I LOVE Law & Order. I watch it on one of the local stations every Wednesday & Thursday. I watch other crime shows as well but Law & Order allows me to see the police do their job & the prosecutors do their job. So I see courtroom action every episode. Most episodes, at some point, a judge asks the…

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Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life

The Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life Lesson 1: Stop Calling It Guilt!

I like watching courtroom programs like Law & Order & Perry Mason. One thing they have taught me is the meaning of guilt. In my opinion, guilt implies a misdeed has been done. Sometimes, such as on these shows, the misdeed is a terrible crime, someone has broken the law. At other times, people have done something bad that may…

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