We all know how important regular health exams and doctor visits are for the maintenance of our physical well-being. They detect problems we can’t see and provide solutions we don’t have. But what about the rest of your life? Is it healthy? Is your Real Life the best it can be? What if there are problems you’re not aware of that could harm your heart, soul, mind or strength? What if your Real Life could be even better than you ever imagined? Over the next several weeks I will be providing you with a list of questions (just a few at a... Read more →
Hey MOPS and MOPSNext Moms! I’ve got three new parenting talks for your groups. Three Life Coaching Tools for Moms: Do you feel overwhelmed by the seemingly endless needs of your family? Are you tired and depleted wondering how you are going to get it all done? Do you ever feel resentful, like you are doing all the work, and you have no choice but to make it happen? Or do you feel insecure sometimes thinking that you are not good enough or something is wrong with you? Not to worry–help is on the way–Dale will teach you about three specific life coaching tools... Read more →
Saturday night at church was rough. I’ve been riding the edge of some challenging thoughts and circumstances for some time now, wondering where God was in the midst of my struggles, but on Saturday night I fell in. I was overwhelmed by fear, anger, and hurt (all the fun emotions) and could not stop crying. I’ve never been so thankful for the dim lighting in there. I made it through the closing song and on my way out a dear woman, whom I’ve never met before, hands me her program. She had been sitting behind me and must have seen me losing it.... Read more →
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. Time is running out. So the big question is: Have you completed everything on your Christmas to-do list? Most years for me, the answer is “almost” and then I run around like crazy trying to tie up all the loose ends to make sure the Christmas spirit is palpable at my house. Some years I make it but then I am completely exhausted. Other years, like the last few, I don’t quite get everything done and end up feeling, shall we say, incomplete. And I worry that I’m letting my children down by not doing enough... Read more →
"I’ll have what she’s having…” Spend 5 minutes with Dale and you’ll want what she has.
Dale’s own courageous faith journey has taken her beyond the pride of good-girl behavior, unhealthy emotional patterns and difficult family dynamics. The result? She ‘gets’ it, and connects with women through vulnerability and humor. And without all the pretense, she goes to the core of what women really feel. No pretty packaging. No performing. No perfection. Just a real encounter with a loving, grace-filled, come-as-you-are God. And the result? Women are set free. Free from guilt and expectations. Free to live in the unconditional love that has been theirs all along.
"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free"
- John 8:32