Life Balance

The Secret to Living With Purpose Every Day

As a busy analyst, author, and speaker my days are full so it can be easy to lose track of time. As a wife to my husband, Jeff and a mom to our two great kids, I have to protect my precious time and be careful not to let it flash before my eyes. My kids may be teenagers at…read more →

A Mother’s Day Encouragement – You’ll See Great Things In Time

I’m not a big gardener, but I grew up watching a vital truth unfold as my mother poured effort into her garden day after day, seeing no visible results at first, but knowing the results would come.  I would get impatient staring at bare soil after hours spent tilling and planting and weeding, but she’d say, “Just wait.  Keep going. …read more →

Can You Hear Me Now?

“Honey, how was school today?” “I told you — fine.” A friend of mine relayed this conversation, sad and frustrated.  After listening to her teenage son grunt out a series of monosyllabic answers to her questions, this mom looked at him and just sighed in exasperation. She then backed up and tried again, this time imploring him to share. “Honestly,…read more →

The God Moment (part 2)

As a working mother, author, and speaker, I had no idea how my life would be impacted by the traveling and speaking opportunities God opened up for me.  I shared the beginning of this story in my blog last week.  This is how the event unfolds…. The next morning, I apologized again to the man who brought me out (who…read more →

An Almost Miss…of a God Moment (Part 1)

Beginning as an analyst and researcher, little did I know that God’s plan would open the door to helping readers and listeners understand the most important things about the most important people in their lives.  What a privilege! For years now, as an author and speaker I’ve been used to the quirks of life on the road. But last week’s…read more →