Baby Steps – Making Peace with Slow Progress

Fresh out of college, idealistic and somewhat naive, I had a post-conference wish. I hoped that Monday morning at work, after the weekend event, my face would be all shiny like Moses. My co-workers would bask in the glow and ask, “Lynn, what is this glorious...

Why I Love Groot – Just A Spark

  We took the family out to the movies. Given the fact that we have two teenage boys and seeing that I’m the only girl, it’s not surprising we saw Guardians of the Galaxy. The boys loved the movie. My husband loved the old cassette-era tunes. And I fell in love with...

Good Shepherd

I’m one of the 99. I stay in the fold. I prefer the safety here. I’m not the sheep who leaves and gets lost out in the world. I pride myself in knowing I’ve never sent the Shepherd out into the cold dark night to search me. “I’m such a good sheep.  I make it easy for...

Waiting For Morning

Over the course of my life, interactions with the alarm clock on my bedside table looked like this: 6:30am 6:39am 6:48am 6:57am 7:06am Wait, what? 7:06am!   AAAAAAAHHHHHH! My college roommate nicknamed me the Snooze Queen. I remember wondering as a tired mother of...

4 Goals for Summer

I’m one of those moms who loves summer and getting to see my boys more often. I enjoy not having to wake up early to get them to school. I won’t miss keeping up with their lunch accounts and missing assignments. I really like having them around. At the...

Need a Breakthrough?

  Have airplane spaces shrunk? I’m cramped between the window and some guy reading an enormous textbook that spills over into my allotment.  I’m speaking at a women’s conference this weekend so I’m working on my message, typing on my laptop, elbows in, when the guy in...