All I Want for Christmas is Reconciliation

All I Want for Christmas is Reconciliation

As we head into the Christmas season it can be hard to maintain our peace of mind as we’re bombarded with so many advertisements and “last time” offers. This season, I challenge you not to take the bait of the media and the marketing, but instead focus your attention...
There’s Someone I Despise

There’s Someone I Despise

The only person you can change or control is you. Do you feel better when you love or when you hate? Two of my favorite movies are The Man From Snowy River and Return To Snowy River. In one of the opening scenes of the sequel, the hero, Jim Craig returns and is...
Stay Warm in Every Way

Stay Warm in Every Way

It’s a lot easier to revive a victim that is still warm to the touch, versus a cold body. This statement sticks with me because I want to have warm relationships that can be revived if need be. When I was thinking through effectively teaching junior lifeguards how to...
The Power of an Inhale

The Power of an Inhale

I fell right through the ceiling. One moment I was crawling around the attic stashing things here and there, and the next, I was crashing through the ceiling onto the garage floor. Hearing the mayhem, my daughter quickly swung open the door and yelled, “Are you ok?”...
When a Circumstance Requires You to RISE

When a Circumstance Requires You to RISE

I felt like the worst parent on the planet. On a trip to Disney World, my son accidentally poured a scalding cup of coffee on his foot. And in a motherly panic, I ripped off his sock, along with the first layer of skin. As he screamed in pain—and I was internally...