Skinny Pig

Does anyone out there relate to having too much month left over at the end of the money? Are you wanting or even trying to launch a new endeavor on what seems like financial fumes? Does your porker look rather lean when compared to others’ plumper versions? Do you chew on the tip of your […]

Big or Bitty – It’s Treasure

Pour out the best you have, and always be poor. Never be diplomatic and careful about the treasure God gives. This is poverty triumphant. – Oswald Chambers – Say the word treasure  and visions of rich dead uncles we’re not related to tease “If only…” from our lips. Say the word treasure  and it’s over […]

Post-Retreat Sneak Peak: $5 Challenge

It was the last morning of the weekend women’s retreat. The theme? Desires & Longings – embedded in the message that unpacked the stages from sleeping through our dreams, facing our fear of the unknown, and into active participation with the Lord that produces desires and longings fulfilled. What became apparent in my preparation for […]

Precious Pearls

Precious pearls and pigs.  As a life coach, I get the opportunity to meet and engage with a variety of people as does my husband, the counselor. People from all walks of life. Each one has a personal story compiled of relationships, experiences, and opportunities or lack thereof. No two are alike. Not in life’s […]

Plastic, How I Do Love Thee

I have a confession to make. I love plastic. Sheet protectors. Ziploc bags. Bubble wrap. Plastic, how I do love thee! For this ‘Skinny Pig’, when plastic is in my hand I’m reminded of how it is the simple things in life that bring contentment, sense of a job well done, and something important preserved […]

Fine Lines: Contentment & Complacency

Welcome to another session of Fine Lines*, the coaching niche about character – evidenced by a nature and disposition being refined to reflect Christ. Today’s Fine Lines: Contentment and Complacency are like first cousins with a shared driveway between their two residences. Each one has a vehicle and veers to one side or the other […]

Not So Great Expectations

A Skinny Pig is not always about money or the lack thereof. Sometimes it describes a leanness of soul. Do you remember when you last felt that leanness – accompanied by a gnawing hunger for … what? That kind of question reminds me why I enjoy being a life coach. There are challenges, but there is also […]

Life By a Different Standard

My husband and I received a ‘welcome to the 21st century!’ by our son-in-law when we talked with him and our daughter on our recently purchased smart phones. (He also text-welcomed me to emoticon-ville and our daughter is now waiting for some of my future funny auto-correct texts…) The point being – my spouse and […]