Get a Free Downloadable PDF of Deal Breakers to Share (And other stuff I’m writing and reading about.)


I’ve disappeared again! I know! Here’s why: This is my company’s busiest time of the year, so I’m working more hours on that. We are having our first ever open house at the end of November, so if you live near the Twin Cities area and want to stop in to say “hi” – I’d […]

My Fall Schedule (and What We’re All Doing Over Here)


How about an update? Some of you have asked how the kids are doing in school – wh0’s still at home – what I’m doing now, etc.. Things have finally fallen into a routine that I’m content with. My oldest son has been happily married for over a year now. We get to see him […]

Are Boundaries Biblical?


I’ve got another post coming tomorrow that continues with yesterday’s, BUT Leslie Vernick just published a helpful article about boundaries this week called, Are You Setting Boundaries or Just Being Manipulative? It’s perfect for what we’re talking about over here. Be sure to check it out. In the comments section, Leslie got the following question: […]

Maintaining Boundaries Is Hard Work and Doesn’t Feel Nice


Setting boundaries feels mean (and people will tell us so!), and we never wanted to be put in that position. We were comfortable letting people tromp all over us because it make us feel good about ourselves. We are the nice person doing the serving and getting no thanks. We are the martyrs.