Facebook: devalues true friends (and undermines well-being)

Studies are confirming what we already know – if we aren’t guarded in our use of Facebook, it can have a negative emotional, psychological and, I add, spiritual impact on our lives.  This past week articles about Facebook’s negative impact have been trending on my wall.  Even the sermon at church touched upon Facebook and… Read More Facebook: devalues true friends (and undermines well-being)

Another SoCal surprise – the Palm Springs aerial tram

When I talk to people about some of the most incredible places I’ve traveled, I usually talk in terms of natural beauty and diversity, incredible food and friendly people.  Places that come to mind are Morocco and South Africa.  I’m all too quick to discount the place I am living at the moment, which in… Read More Another SoCal surprise – the Palm Springs aerial tram

Up and moved to Bucharest, Romania – with four young children

Today meet Jake and Jessie in Bucharest.  I am so encouraged by their story, up and moving to Romania because they knew that’s what they needed to do.  One of my favorite quotes – “People of all cultures love kids, so they’ve opened a lot of conversations and softened a lot of people to us. … Read More Up and moved to Bucharest, Romania – with four young children

Cast out fear

No parent needs to be reminded of the importance of reading to their children.  I try to read to mine regularly.  Yes, it helps in their brain development and prepares them for school and all those things that are so important.  But I’ve also recently discovered that reading to my daughter is teaching her to… Read More Cast out fear