You Can’t Please Everyone: Confessions of a Lifelong People Pleaser

I have been a people pleaser for as long as I can remember, but it wasn't until recently I realized how deeply ingrained this trait is in my life. My family relocated to the east coast for my husband's job and we've been searching for a new place of worship. During this search I found myself trying to convince … Continue reading You Can’t Please Everyone: Confessions of a Lifelong People Pleaser

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Fall from Grace

the fall of man perpetuated a domino effect the Creator's perfect plan absolutely wrecked and under the arrogant guise of longing to be all-knowing man fell easily prey the devil's malicious toying we long for things that are vile and desire to have control when in fact what we are doing is surrendering to the immoral the enemy wants us right … Continue reading Fall from Grace

A Letter From Mama Bear

Dear Teacher, My husband and I have spent 5 years building up our daughters self-worth-- telling her she's amazing, happy, a good leader, friend, person, and lots more. We've worked diligently at making sure her tiny ego is developed with armor comprised of unconditional love, realistic expectations, positive affirmations, and focused confidence in her and her abilities. We recognized early … Continue reading A Letter From Mama Bear

A Tribute to My Husband on Father’s Day

Over the years I have written about many of the wonderful and troubling experiences of our family. Yet, to be completely honest, you are only seeing half of the story. The unspoken truth behind my writings is that I have an incredible partner in life, Chris Boyts. As today is Father's Day, I thought that … Continue reading A Tribute to My Husband on Father’s Day

How Healthy Social Media Habits Can Strengthen Your Youth Ministry

Cliché notwithstanding, social media in all its forms is the ultimate double-edged sword. One edge blessing and one edge cursing. Whether we like it or not, it is here to stay, and it’s growing, so the trick is to embrace the blessing. When it comes to youth ministry, embracing the blessing is not always an easy … Continue reading How Healthy Social Media Habits Can Strengthen Your Youth Ministry

Note to Self: I choose my husband

Note to self: As a wife I have the opportunity to create a home that either supports or crushes my husband. I can make our house a haven of rest and peace, or a place of anxiety, struggle, dissension. I can choose to be affirming or critical. I can teach my children to honor and … Continue reading Note to Self: I choose my husband