Jolted By Jealousy

There’s a dirty little secret many Bible-reading and God-fearing women are harboring. It has taken up residence in the smallest spaces of our hearts and has planted seeds there. And from its snug position, it grows quietly and spreads stealthily. Its toxic roots fan out carrying unpleasant thoughts, fostering attitudes of ingratitude, and tainting the […]

Jolted By Jealousy - By Andrea Thorpe

How to Successfully Develop a Martyr’s Complex

We’ve all met this person! Let’s call her….The Self-Induced Martyr. Description: takes on responsibility because no one else can do it as well as she does believes that she is always being taken advantage of believes that she is constantly being overlooked believes that no one has as hard a life as she does talks constantly […]

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Lessons Learned from Good and Bad Teachers

All of us have experienced the encouragement of an outstanding teacher!  The opposite is also true of what we have all experienced at the hands of a teacher who truly did not belong in the classroom.  In today’s episode, Danielle and I are discussing the power of words, inspiration, mentorship, expectations and consistency as demonstrated […]

End in Mind (1)

Whose Standards?

With the current educational emphasis on learning standards for academic areas with the concomitant benchmarks to keep track of progress, I think the emphasis on frequent testing has overshadowed the purpose of education.  I have friends who are teachers in public and private school settings and they express frustration not only at the number of […]

Whose Standards?

The Reality of Comparisons

I think one of the most difficult lessons to learn in this world is to be content with the way God made us, and not to compare ourselves to others. It’s especially difficult in a world that is so visible. We all know media, books, magazines, FACEBOOK, PINTEREST, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and blogs can be wonderfully […]

The Reality of Comparisons

The In-Between Times

Between a rock and a hard place. In-between the here and now and what’s to come. Transitioning. Whatever you want to call it, not being able to “categorize” where you are in life can sometimes be unsettling. I have survived several in-between times…some more serious than others. in-between houses in-between jobs in-between relationships in-between stages […]

Strategies for Creating Family Unity – Season 2, Episode 2

Do you ever get to a point where you wish you could just get everyone in the family on the same page and moving forward instead of facing confusion and division?  I think we have all felt that way at one time or another.  Unity is such an important part of family life.  We don’t […]

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