The Summer Slide

People from my generation as a child of the 70s will all understand why you avoided the metal slide at certain hours of the day. As painful of an event as that could be, some children experience a different kind of pain with the summer slide, albeit not the one at the...

How Do You Wear Your Pearls?

While shopping with a client last week, she asked me for ideas of how to wear pearls in an “everyday” style. Pearls are a trademark of certain women, such as Jackie Kennedy and Barbara Bush, who wore pearls in a classic style. Those trademark styles have influenced...

Jen’s Conference Experience

Each of us is faced with thousands of choices every day that define our thoughts, our behavior, and who we are to the world. This fall’s Thrive Conference explores the idea that the choices we make hold power and provide opportunities that influence ourselves,...

A God You Can Trust

I LOVE sci-fi movies, I love action movies, and I love superhero movies. But when I watch movies about “gods” and “demi-gods,” as awesome as some of the movies are, I can’t help but see how they fail in comparison in so many ways to our One, True God! Since we do have...

Happy Birthday National Parks!

Is there anything more fun than a birthday party? Possibly, but still, birthdays are fun and this summer the National Park Service turns 100 years old.  To celebrate this benchmark anniversary, the National Park Service is offering free entry into the parks for all...

Why Wouldn’t We Love Well?

“It’s just so amazing the way you can open yourselves up to their biological families.” This statement was said to me by a dear friend as we had dinner together one night and were discussing my adopted daughter’s birth family. How can you not? I think. I love these...