Saying Yes to the Deep – #yesinmymess

My pastor once preached on being inconvenienced for Christ. The message still resonates with me. But hearing without doing is disobedience to God. The statement, “Allow God to use you in the inconveniences,” struck me deeply. I don’t like to be inconvenienced. If anything, I’m a creature of habit and comfort. But I know God has called me for more. The song Oceans, by Hillsong United, brings the emotions I feel in my heart to life. The chorus says, Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon the waters, wherever you would call me. Take meContinue reading…

7 Reasons Why I’m NOT Wired to be a Full-Time Mommy

  I’ve been avoiding this blog post for a couple weeks now. It’s hard to share the issues I struggle with. But , but that’s where I find that healing occurs – by sharing and letting go. So here it goes. My husband and I are having dinner and I’m sharing my weekly struggles with our son, my dreams and goals for Compassionate Healer Ministries, and the ideas for my upcoming books. He is silent. I find myself asking him if I should enroll our son in full-time daycare. He stays silent. I keep talking about how I am conflictedContinue reading…

10 Play Activities to Repair Parent-Child Relationships – Free Booklet

So happy that you found us! If you’re new to Your Life Reframed, you can sign up to receive posts directly to your inbox. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, so you don’t miss a thing. As a foster/adoptive mom, it has been wonderful, but challenging in dealing with my son’s behaviors. My ability to help him was limited. Until, I found Theraplay®… I bought a little book of activities and began using them casually with my son. To my amazement, he responded positively when I disciplined and set boundaries. He was no longer challenging me (as much), but was aContinue reading…

What does “Elf” have to do with foster/adoption?

Guest Post by Albert Pont The 2003 American Christmas movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell as Buddy, was one of my favorite holiday movies prior to me becoming a foster parent, and even more so now.  It has great examples of content for both foster children and foster parents to discuss. First, Buddy is not raised by his biological parents, which any foster child would be able to relate to.  As he grows older, Buddy reaches a point where he is curious and wants to ask questions of why he looks different than all of the other elves.  He sits downContinue reading…

50 Self-Care Prompts – Free Booklet with Printable Cards

So happy that you found us! If you’re new to Your Life Reframed, you can sign up to receive posts directly to your inbox. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, so you don’t miss a thing. How is your stress level lately? Now, how well are you taking care of yourself? Too often, I find that we neglect time for self-care. But we can all use a little TLC. Okay, I can use a LOT of it right now. That’s why I created these cards as a way to mindfully take care of myself. After all, I can’t give what IContinue reading…

Calling on God is Just a Whisper Away

So happy that you found us! If you’re new to Your Life Reframed, you can sign up to receive posts directly to your inbox. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, so you don’t miss a thing. I’m guilty of it. Yes, I’m embarrassed to say that in times of distress I too can spiral down into a “desperate” mode. Being in this mode can feel as if you are alone in the world of mixed emotions… with no one to hold you, to care for you, to understand your pain. Can you relate? The past two weeks have beenContinue reading…

Free Depression Tookit with Mp3 Bible Meditation – Just for you!

So happy that you found us! If you’re new to Your Life Reframed, you can sign up to receive posts directly to your inbox. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, so you don’t miss a thing. Hello, As  I mentioned earlier this week, I am working with SoulCare Research, which specializes in providing mental health professionals with tools that will enhance an individual’s experience through Biblical mediation exercises. I am excited and blessed to be able to extend this FREE resource to you. Feel free to share this resource with anyone that can benefit. Please note that this is not aContinue reading…