what not to do
The joy on a college campus
Last week I had the amazing privilege to go with my sister and brother-in-law to take my niece (and only girl niece I have…) to college at Liberty University. I LOVE Liberty! Yes, I am biased because I teach there but I also went there for my graduate degrees. It is a very special place.…Read More
Somebody’s watching you
Listen, learn, and share this episode with everyone you know! There is a message in it for everyone regarding human trafficking. It is not scary, but encourages us all to make positive steps to make a difference in our communities. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1378717/7945252Read More
Podcast Season 1 Finale
Praying my dad still talks to me after this one… https://www.buzzsprout.com/1378717/6518035Read More
Don’t go chasing Waterfalls
What makes a good story?
According to the American press institute, “A good story is about something the audience decides is interesting or important. ” As an avid reader, I love a good story. One I read recently was The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, who tells the love story of two Holocaust survivors. I highly recommend reading it! As the reader,…Read More
Did you know that the word ‘listen’ and the word ‘silent’ have the same letters?
The question of course is more rhetorical, but as 2020 has created a situation in which many people in the world are using technology more than ever before to connect with one another, work, be educated, vent frustrations, be entertained, etc, I’m afraid we aren’t getting better at truly listening during these times. Many are…Read More
Overcome evil with good: tips during the COVID-19
As I mentioned in my post last week, many people are freaking out and are feeling very unsure about a lot of things in our world at this time. Here are some ideas/activities to help you shift your focus. 1-Go visit your elderly neighbors. Take some groceries, fresh baked goods, and toilet paper (since this…Read More
What NOT to say?
Have you ever had one of those “stick your foot in your mouth” moments. Well, I’ve had plenty….Recently, while on a trip to Chicago with my famous DJ friend, Candice and other friends, we were able to meet some of the actors and actresses from the Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago PD TV shows…Read More
A great recommendation from a teenager
Teenagers these days often are described as being self-centered, lazy, unmotivated, and addicted to social media instead of living life without posting about it or considering using a filter for pictures they post. I was encouraged this summer as I met a very amazing teenage boy at the beach who was so kind to my…Read More
I didn’t know, but I knew…
Have you ever heard someone make this statement? Have you ever heard a story and thought, “Surely, they had to know”? As a counselor, I have the privileges of hearing stories weekly of people in all types of situations and circumstances. It is truly and honor to walk through tough times with people or to…Read More