Good, constant, consistent communication takes practice. Lots of practice. Enter the family wall calendar. … More Put it on the calendar, or it’s not happening
My mentor emailed me the other day with these probing statements about identity. If you look deep down into yourself and your life, how many of these can you answer “Yes!”? If the first few scare you, maybe focus on the last few, and especially the last one. I believe that when we step back … More What do you believe about yourself?
We’ve been married for more than a year and a half, and I still get this question often: “So how’s married life?!” Most people expect a pat answer like, “It’s wonderful!” Or something more in line with all the Pinterest-y photos that illustrate the highlight reels of most newlyweds on social media: “We’re six months … More “So how’s married life?”
“Kelly, do you have a minute to talk?” Said husband’s aunt on the phone yesterday. An hour and a half later, we hung up – and I burst into tears. She called me because a remark I made at her house on Christmas Eve was still bothering her, more than two weeks later. As we … More When your in-laws yell at you
What does real kindness look like? Do we have to be kind to others who aren’t? Thinking about kindness in different forms through Ruth’s story has helped me keep my focus on God when others aren’t being too kind to me. When others are failing to do their part at work, or when another selfish driver cuts … More What does kindness really look like?