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

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.

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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.

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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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Life Lessons for Women from the Redwood Forest

Gaint redwoods can’t survive alone. They require the support of other redwoods in order to survive. Women are not much different from redwoods. We need the  support of other women to remain strong in life, withstanding any adversity that comes our way. In this episode, I explain how redwood trees support one another & how that relates to women. I…

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Summer Survival Guide

The Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Summer Survival: Plan

June has begun! Summer is upon us! The kids are either out of school or soon will be! Time to plan for the weeks ahead! You may have already scheduled the big events of summer, like vacations, family gatherings & special day trips or events. There are, however, always other activities that we talk about doing every year but never…

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Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life

You Are Not Alone!

I wanted to launch this site with this quote to help remind you that you are not alone. Not only is the Lord with you always but I am here for you. And, I am working to build a network of Guilty Girls that can encourage & support one another. Help is always right there for you. Push through your…

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Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #6 Shop As You go Along

While you want to have a shopping schedule so you are sure to have everything you need on time, you can begin picking up supplies & other items throughout the summer. By purchasing necessities all summer long, you save yourself a huge one-time shopping bill!