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What NOT To Prioritize

When I think of courageous women of faith, I think of Corrie Ten Boom. Corrie and her family helped Jews escape the Nazis in The Netherlands and she later was imprisoned in a concentration camp. How, then, could Corrie Ten Boom pen these now famous words:… Read More

Find Joy in the Midst of Worry

Last month, I boarded a plane for Pittsburgh for a Salvation Army Board meeting. There was nothing new or out of the ordinary about the day; I’ve boarded thousands of flights across the country for work trips over the years. At one time, I really looked forward to… Read More

It’s Time to End the Pretending

“Put on a happy face.” How many times did you hear that growing up? How often do you tell yourself that today? Sometimes, it’s OK to grin through what you’re really feeling, but then there are times when you need to stop faking it, to yourself and… Read More

Winner Winner, Christmas Dinner

I like to win. I like to be the best at whatever I'm doing. So when I see the amazingly creative, crafty, handmade, thoughtful things you do with your family and share in pictures on Facebook, I feel…well…violent. Nothing else motivates me like competition. It’s how I’m wired.… Read More

Ditch Mommy Guilt and Take Store Bought Cupcakes

Do you remember that Time magazine article that focused on a style of parenting called “attachment parenting?" The article asked the question "Are you mom enough?" which is a direct attack on us moms working outside of our homes. It puts us on the defensive and makes us question… Read More

The Truth About Ambition

So, women have made some great advances in education and in the work place in recent decades, but we still lag behind men when it comes to compensation, promotion, and executive-level management. This is true despite the fact that our nation’s top colleges are graduating more women than… Read More

Grow your faith: words from the wise

Since we began our Wednesday Interview series, we’ve talked to dozens of amazing women of God, and we’ve been privileged to share their wisdom with you. Today, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite quotes – from women in all areas of the workforce – about what has… Read More