Why does this desert seem to go on for-ev-er?!

When the Israelites left Egypt they spent 4o years in the desert.  40 YEARS.  I know we find ourselves familiar with this story; so familiar that we forget to slow down and sometimes take it for granted.  But this story in scripture is so important in...

Don’t be so dramatic….

Gratitude and attitude. We have heard it a MILLION times in the last several years: gratitude actually changes your mindsetgratitude changes your brain chemistrygratitude attracts things to be grateful for. I embarrassingly admit, over the last 6 months or so, I have...

I mess up. A lot.

I can be very impatient. Sometimes I lose it on my husband, other times I mumble under my breath, and sometimes I grumble in frustration with my daughter when she doesn’t move fast enough or doesn’t let me get my things done. It is humbling. Just...

#familygoals

The last blog I shared the importance of quality of connection in marriage and I brought up the topic of vision. So, why is vision so darn important to the family? Not only do we find the Proverb verse that says “without vision the people perish” but the...

Imperfect Families – A Practice in Connection

I was recently reading a wonderful article about how a young boy who had been bullied was working with a horse and the horse kept nipping at him. The author was a horse person and she spoke of how she would cringe when she would witness this. She desperately wanted to...

Life is a Dressage Test

Something my riding instructor used to coach me away from before competition was practicing the dressage test in sequential order.  She would tell me that it would not benefit my horse and I because my horse would come to anticipate the dressage test, and not...