Need a Mid-Winter Refueling?

The first quarter can begin to feel like a long haul. We had turned the page to January to face new horizons, perhaps eager to launch into our goals and conquer unexplored territory. And then we hit the February slump. I receive monthly IV magnesium treatments. This past week, while a lovely nurse was hooking up my line, I noticed she seemed tired.  She mentioned she had pushed hard for yet another week, and by the time Saturday came she could → Read more

Need a Mid-Winter Refueling?2020-10-22T09:37:07-04:00

The Invisible Gifts of Christmas

Christmas is pouncing on us this year due to such a late Thanksgiving!  But, never fear - there is a way to get ready for Christmas with this challenge:  find invisible gifts to give this Christmas. These gifts are the least expensive, least time consuming and yet most satisfying of all that you could experience this season. And you could, without a word, share the gospel so sweetly and so profoundly that you may even win others to the Lord → Read more

The Invisible Gifts of Christmas2020-10-22T09:37:16-04:00

Life Coaching Tip: Use Humor to Diffuse Stress!

I should have taken a picture of it. I opened my kitchen cabinet and out toppled a half pound of spaghetti noodles. As I looked at the counter I wanted to scream and then thought - "Ah! Cheryl, guess you wanted to play pick up sticks today!" It wasn't more than 15 minutes later that I pulled a carton of milk out of the fridge and it slipped out of my hand and off popped the top and out sprayed → Read more

Life Coaching Tip: Use Humor to Diffuse Stress!2013-12-01T07:00:43-05:00

Life Coaching Tip: Eating Pattern

Decide, in advance, how much you want to 'cheat' from your normal eating pattern, this holiday season. I know! I'm meddling. What a time to ask you to consider what you are putting in your mouth. But the flip side is that this time of year, more than perhaps any other time, you want your energy to enjoy the people and festivities around you. Telling on myself: My doc has put me on a dairy and gluten free diet (save → Read more

Life Coaching Tip: Eating Pattern2013-11-01T07:00:00-04:00

Life Coaching Tip: Take Cover During Bombardment!

Sometimes life feels like it is firing heavy artillery from all directions. We are getting hit from all sides. You might hear yourself saying: No matter what I chose to do, it will be the wrong thing. As soon as I start one thing, something else is going to hit me in the face. This is never going to let up. Where do I even begin? Why isn't someone helping me out here? How do I dig myself out of → Read more

Life Coaching Tip: Take Cover During Bombardment!2013-10-01T07:00:09-04:00

Life Coaching Tip: Identify when in “Transition!”

As a child, my younger son, David, was typically so engrossed in whatever he was thinking or saying that he was unaware of his surroundings. Oftentimes we would be in the midst of a change of venue or some other type of transition that required greater thought and concentration. We needed all hands on deck and certainly did not need David's ongoing stories and questions during those moments. He wasn't getting it. By the time he was around 8 years → Read more

Life Coaching Tip: Identify when in “Transition!”2013-08-01T07:00:27-04:00

Life Coaching Tip: Being Rightly Related Versus Being Right

I'm writing on a topic that I still am a young student with. This is a tough one for me, so bear with me as I write. Danny and Chris Colucci used to disciple my husband and me. Danny staunchly felt that it was more important to be in right relationship than it was to be right. This man is a Bible teacher and knows the word. He is not talking about compromising on Truth. He is encouraging us to → Read more

Life Coaching Tip: Being Rightly Related Versus Being Right2013-07-01T07:00:46-04:00

Life Coaching Tip: Choosing Your Focus

In our May edition of the Walking in Renewal newsletter, Cheryl offered this Life Coaching Tip: Intentionally and willfully changing your focus can lead to tremendous opportunity, renewed hope and new options. Whether there are things in your life that are going well or circumstances that are filled with difficulty (and even chaos) the idea that we can be given even more than we ever hoped for is quite encouraging and also a bit exciting. The key is to choose → Read more

Life Coaching Tip: Choosing Your Focus2020-10-22T09:37:23-04:00

Life Coaching Tip: Praying Blessings Over Someone

Return a blessing for a curse and watch how the Lord will enlarge your heart. Telling on myself: At one point early in my faith walk, the Lord brought a challenging person into my life. She had a true disdain for me and told me so, yet, because of our circumstances, was going to be a part of my life for a very long time. I tried everything to win her over. In that process, I experienced fatigue, hurt and → Read more

Life Coaching Tip: Praying Blessings Over Someone2013-06-01T07:00:14-04:00

Life Coaching Tip: Choose Your Focus

Intentionally and willfully changing your focus can lead to tremendous opportunity, renewed hope and new options. Choosing your focus involves a very simple process: Acknowledge the worst-case scenario. (Expect the worst) Acknowledge what you would like to see happen. (Hope for the best) Assess what you know what know right now. (Stick to the facts) Consider next steps. Take the perceived best next step. Telling on my son: My son totaled his vehicle. He had his Beamer for three months → Read more

Life Coaching Tip: Choose Your Focus2013-05-01T07:00:47-04:00