Soul-Hydration for Holiday Stress & Pressure and Weekend Giveaway

Soul-Hydration for Holiday Stress & Pressure and Weekend Giveaway

For some perspective-TRUTH and soul hydration as we near the holiday that brings with it JOY, PEACE, HOPE filled with and anchored by the kind of love that is wide and long and high and deep, exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ever imagine – here are a few things I’ve gotten to share on web.

TODAY parenting:

HOLIDAY PRESSURED/STRESS? WHY NOT RE-PURPOSE OVERWHELMED?

Ten days and counting.

I was kindly reminded of this fact while driving carpool. A sweet family...

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Point of Light – George H.W. Bush, a true American Hero

Point of Light – George H.W. Bush, a true American Hero

In the mid ‘80s when Ronald Reagan was President, then Vice President George H.W. Bush came to our home town for an event or two that my civically-minded and servant dad spearheaded.  I don’t remember specifics, but a few things I do.

I remember my mom inviting the Bush Advance team over for dinner, offering to wash their clothes since she knew they traveled pretty much non-stop. We gathered around the dining room table that sits in my dining room today and ate whatever she ...

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Don’t judge, accentuate the positive and more with June Hunt

Don’t judge, accentuate the positive and more with June Hunt

With Joy to the World on the tips of our tongues as December sits right around the corner, why not go to a great source of wisdom for her take on joy-filled days. We’re so lucky to have June Hunt in Dallas. And she was a dear to spend some time with Brenda Teele, Julie Hildebrand and I in the car – dear and brave!

We asked her to share her top five tips to a joy-filled life, all of which I hope will encourage each of us today.

Here’s the vodcast:

or podcast:

Thanks for walking...

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30 Shades of Gratitude, Lysa TerKeurst & a focus shift

30 Shades of Gratitude, Lysa TerKeurst & a focus shift

There’s probably a reason Thanksgiving is before Christmas – to help us focus (with gratitude) on all we already have rather than on what we could, would or should have.

“I had a professor once who asked each person in our class to say something that they were thankful for, ” Snopes said while we sat in traffic this week. “So everyone went around the room and said things that you normally think of – like a roof over my head or a nice family. But it was a struggle –...

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Contemplating Joy – today, before the holidays

Contemplating Joy – today, before the holidays

In the very near future Christmas songs will be filling the airwaves in the same way holiday decor has hit the retail aisles (why so early?!) In the malls, on the radio, at school recitals, through churches across the globe, songs about peace and hope will be sung. Peace, hope and JOY.

It seems we could all use a nice jolt of each right about now.

Yesterday, one of the kid’s schools was so nice to host a morning coffee for moms – a gathering to get to know each other better and...

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Kay Wyma Hi. My name is Kay. I'm a mother of 5. I'm a recovering enabler, procrastinator, grammar hacker and am calendar challenged (among other things).
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