Here’s Why I Was Angry

I felt awkward for being angry.   Then (more quickly than usual) I realized the reason I was angry.   I thought my anger would put a boundary around me and keep his complaints from affecting me.   Little did I know I didn’t need a boundary.  ...

Grip of Anger

Ever get so absorbed in what you’re doing that you lose track of time?   Ever get totally lost in something new and interesting that you forget to feed your toads?   Maybe you even lose big chunks of days because you’re working on a particular...

Time to Make a Plan

It was one of the loneliest days of my life . . . The bus driver said it was the last stop and told me I had to get off. My little eight year old brain was a bit confused that day. The first day in my new school was really different. I loved my old school. Before my...

Loneliness Destroys

  It’s Dangerous    Awkward awareness shoots tingles down your spine as the words on her facebook post flash on the screen. Thrust into the midst of her raw pain and anger, intimate details bleed through her published words as if you are her bosom...

Called to Wake Up!

A brief clip from the Heart Working Women Retreat Transformed: the Power of Grace in Relationship.   A brief clip from the Heart Working Women Retreat. Transformed: the Power of Grace in...

Purpose Grander Than We May Realize

Disconnection . . . it all starts right here. In me. Between my head and my heart. In you. Between your head and your heart, your thoughts and your feelings, your brain and your gut. We may all long for a kinder gentler country, community, church, or school, but none...

It’s a Dare!

We often don’t realize we are not taking God’s ways seriously. We get stuck in our emotions. It’s a dare: to be open to receive God’s transforming heart-work, a re-vamp of our hardwire. To “take every thought captive”. Requires...

Are You Lonely?

It’s been some time since I read the bible and at this time of year I felt a need to connect and hear the Lord. And he said,  “My thoughts are not your thoughts . . .” My husband has told me . . . Read More Kristina Peterson is a dedicated mom who is...

Toe Dipper?

by Jeanne Kjellman When you are faced with a body of water, do you plunge right in or are you a toe dipper? You know what I mean . . .   those who carefully test the temperature with a tiny dip of their toe and then slowly decide if the temperature is worth the joy of...