Christian Mondays

I have the wonderful privilege of being a part of some very polar worlds, all of which tend to collide in a lovely display of diversity on my social media feeds. From the most-conservative buckle of the Bible belt to the most-liberal reaches of The States… From the US to the far East… From church […]

On Finding Your Person

If you have spent any of your single life in a church, you probably have a minimum of 2 lists. 1) A list of what you want in a mate. 2) A list of what you don’t want in a mate. You were likely encouraged to start with deal-breakers (loves Jesus, treats me well…). You […]

Hiding the Word in Little Hearts – St. Patrick’s Day BONUS

Every once and a while, Michael and I re-evaluate things that we feel that we could do better. Pretty basic, right? Budgeting, time management, marriage…But sometimes, we look at how we are doing with teaching the girls about our faith…which is a pretty big deal when you think about it. We have been given clean, […]

Dear Patient

Some of you will simply find me in a phone book via some online directory, needing something short and specific. I’ll see you once, maybe twice, and then we will part ways. Not because anything is wrong with you or with me. But just because life will take us that way. This isn’t really for […]

Why National WOMEN Physician Day

I was standing in the OR, obviously pregnant with our second child, when the attending surgeon, whom I had introduced myself to seconds before as his medical student for the day, turned to the male medical student with anesthesia and asked “Are you married?” “No, sir.” “Do you have a girlfriend?” “No, sir.” “Good. Women […]

We’re Having A…..(Oh, and I passed boards…again)

It always makes me laugh how things play out between our personal lives and our professional lives. My last set of board results were slightly overshadowed as you can see here…and I love it. For those of you who don’t know us, we have two beautiful “little” girls. Our lives have been filled with pink, […]

On Being Pregnant…Again

First, I want to get the “usuals” out of the way. Yes, we know what causes this (I’m a freaking doctor, for crying out loud). Yes, this was planned. (See #1). No, we were not/are not “trying for a boy”. We always knew we would have “3 or 4”…(see #2). And this is how we […]

The Little Things Matter (part two)

  Everybody is valuable, no matter what role they play. Everybody has a story. Everybody has their own personal context, hurts,  frustrations,  feelings, and expectations. It’s our job as leaders not to take on their burdens as our own, but the show that we care about their struggle. Even in the face of our own […]

Two kinds of leaders. (Part one)

I don’t claim to have the market cornered on good leadership.   The Lord knows that I am not a perfect example of a good leader. There are several things that I have learned in my journey in business, life, and ministry that have taught me the path to become a good leader. I’m going […]

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Well you know you’re in trouble on your birthday when the waiter brings the entire male staff to sing your “Happy Birthday” tune while making jokes about it being your 22nd birthday. Apparently I have truly entered adulthood, though I blame that on the fact that I had both of the kids with me. But […]