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The Decision Fatigue We’ll Face as We Adjust to Life after the Pandemic // Ep. 026

By Sandra |

  We’re all reemerging at different speeds from a season of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. But instead of feeling freedom and optimism, many of us are facing new challenges. One of those challenges is being overwhelmed by having choices again and then feeling judged for the choices we’ll be making for our families. If … Read more

When You Feel Like a Failure at the End of the Day // Ep. 025

By Sandra |

  This is episode 25, and today I’m sharing encouragement for the times you feel like a failure at the end of the day. Have you had a day like that lately? I certainly have. But I’ve also found hope for those days. Let’s look together at how Jesus treated His disciple Peter when Peter … Read more

Letting Yourself Feel All the Feels // Ep. 24

By Sandra |

  Emotions are at an all time high right now, and many of us are tempted to do one of two things: push our feelings down and repress them or let them take over and determine what we believe to be true. I tend to repress my feelings, but they all came bubbling up as … Read more

Finding Joy on Mother’s Day, with Becky Davidson // Ep. 023

By Sandra |

On this special Mother’s Day episode, I’ve asked Becky Davidson from Rising Above Ministries to join me as we talk about finding joy when our circumstances don’t meet our expectations. Becky is one of my favorite encouragers, and I’m excited to share her message with you today. Becky is mom to Jon Alex, who is … Read more

Writing New Stories for Ourselves // Ep. 022

By Sandra |

I’ve been doing a little soul-care lately and realized there are stories I’ve been believing about myself that just aren’t true, or at least they don’t have to be true anymore. Maybe you can relate? Is there something you believe about yourself that may not necessarily be true anymore? Something you’ve held onto for years, … Read more

Fixing the “Broken Windows” Around Our Houses // Ep. 021

By Sandra |

  Today we’re talking about fixing the “broken windows” around our houses. I don’t mean the actual broken windows. I’m referring to the Broken Windows theory. Even though it’s controversial as a predictor of crime (which I’ll explain in the episode), it’s certainly true in our homes. And since right now we’re in our homes more … Read more

Resources for Parents During the Coronavirus

By Sandra |

  My husband Lee and I were invited to do a webinar for parents in our school district. We’re sharing the outline here so parents have access to the information and links we shared. -Lee is pastor at Heights Baptist Church in Alvin -Sandra is the author of Unexpected Blessings: The Joys and Possibilities of … Read more

Self Care During Your Cycle // Ep. 020

By Sandra |

In this episode, Sandra talks about the important but sensitive subject of self-care during your menstrual cycle. She shares from her own experiences through puberty and pregnancy, looks at what Scripture says about God’s design for our bodies as women, and gives specific self-care suggestions when you’re on your period. Working with your body during this … Read more

Three Hard Things, Three Good Things, Three Things I’ll Remember // Ep. 019

By Sandra |

  In today’s episode, I’m reflecting on the last month of life under the COVID 19 restrictions. I’ll share 3 hard things about this season, 3 good things, and 3 things I’ll remember. As we talked about in episode 17, we know God is at work right now and we don’t want to miss what … Read more

Introverts and Extroverts as Caregivers // Ep. 018

By Sandra |

  In this episode I’m joined by my friend Kim from the LOMAH podcast. I asked her to join us because we are opposites in so many ways. I’m an introvert who would rather keep James home than go anywhere. She’s an extrovert, who makes getting out part of the daily routine with her daughter … Read more

Gifts to Give Your Future Self // Ep. 017

By Sandra |

  We’re all starting another week under social restrictions that include our kids being out of school and many people home from work or working from home. And one of the hardest parts is not knowing when this season will end. But we can have hope as we think about gifts to give our future selves. What … Read more

Recipe: Chipotle Lime Chili

By Sandra |

  If you listened to podcast episode 10 on setting a feeling based goal for our marriages, you heard me talk about my goal—joy. I wanted to have more fun with Lee! So when our church started talking about our annual Rodeo Sunday and the church chili cook off, I thought entering would be a lot … Read more