Life and His Design

I am on the home stretch of my very first pregnancy. I have only a couple more weeks (or less) until my sweet daughter enters the world. I’ve found that this stage of pregnancy is noticeably more difficult than previous months. On a recent morning, I had gone for a walk to begin my day and then got ready for … Read More


My husband James and I are expecting to have our first biological child to arrive in only a few short weeks (7 to be exact). This has brought on a plethora of thoughts and emotions, as one could imagine. I have been dwelling on the gravity (in a good way) of the role of motherhood and I was thinking about … Read More


Lately I have been seeing a lot of teenagers coming into the office with their parents. I absolutely love this age group, I think they are the most misunderstood, misrepresented age group, yet they are some of the most amazing individuals I have the opportunity of helping. I wanted to give you a few tips for effectively communicating with a … Read More


Sitting down to write this, I feel as if I have written these very same thoughts down before. I don’t know about you, but lately my pace has been overwhelming. I don’t know what it is about spring, maybe the end of a school year, beautiful weather, and many tasks, but this time of year seems to bring additional demands … Read More

Powerless Emotions

I have been re-reading the book Keep Your Love On by Danny Silk along with the amazing students I teach in my Marriage and Family Therapy class at The King’s University. Although I have read this book previously, while reading it this time I feel like I have gained a great new revelation about emotions and of course, I want … Read More


re·new·al (rəˈn(y)o͞oəl/) The action of extending the period of validity of a license, subscription, or contract. An instance of resuming an activity or state after an interruption. Spring finally seems to be upon us here in the great state of Texas following some very late season snow, ice and below freezing temperatures. With spring there is always a feeling of … Read More


One of my favorite scriptures is Habakkuk 2:2, “Write the vision, make it plain, so that he can run who reads it.” Almost daily I see people in my practice who lack a vision for their lives, their family, and their future. I can’t help but think about the value of vision, but more than that, the ability to see … Read More

Thankfulness Challenge

Thanksgiving is truly one of my favorite times of the year. I love the fall weather (which is quite mild if you live in Texas), the fall clothing, the fall flavors, and the togetherness that each of these bring to most people. I use my words to tell people how much they mean to me on a daily basis, but … Read More

Fear and Halloween

I was watching the Today Show this week and was really intrigued by the openness of fear in our culture. During a segment on the show, they reenacted a Ouija board scene from a new movie about inviting a demon into a place. Just typing this I can’t help but highlight the absurdity of what it takes in our culture … Read More

Dare to Dream

This past weekend I was watching football (the Dallas Cowboys win over the New Orleans Saints specifically) and saw this commercial for General Electric I couldn’t help but hear the Holy Spirit prompt me through the words of this commercial. Sometimes we can find the will to dream in the strangest places. The voice over in the commercial is … Read More