Ever been in this situation?

Have you ever faced something in life that you just did not want to do?  Maybe you had to pay a bill, get the procedure, tackle the project, finish the assignment, take the test, confront a situation…  You know–facing something that you knew was going to be difficult.  Have you been there?  Yeah, me too. […]

Peace & Prosperity–What is It? (Our Debt Payoff Story)

Today’s a big day for the Sack family. Five years ago we sat with a net worth (all our assets minus our debts) equal to over 1/2 a million dollars in debt. The funny part is that we looked like we were getting somewhere in life. We just bought our first home, Robert had a […]

Holy Week Family Activity (Free Printable)

Yesterday was Palm Sunday.  This is the day that Jesus rode a donkey down a parade of coats intended for only Him.  People were shouting “Hosanna!  Hosanna!” all the while waving palm branches in His honor.  What a PARTY this must have been! A few years ago I had the privilege of working as a […]

How To Show Them They’re Valuable

  With a five year old and 2 1/2 year old, I sure don’t have enough years under my belt to proclaim an expert in parenting.  But one thing I do know.  Whatever I seem to do, they do it. There she was.  Precious little Shyloh.  Our sweet spunky 2 1/2 year old.  She runs […]

4 Things to Avoid When Fighting in Marriage (or any relationship!)

The first one on the stage to deliver a message at the Smart Conference 2015 was Dr. Les Parrott.  I don’t think he was a comedian but he was extremely hilarious!  Why?  Probably because he nailed the relationship between a husband and a wife.  My neck hurt from looking at Robert through the whole thing.  Robert […]

What Clues Are You Leaving To Your Children?

Robert and I headed to our hotel room after the Smart Conference.  While waiting for the elevator I turned around and there she was!  Dr. Meg Meeker.  Immediately I lost all composure and thanked her for making us cry during her message!  It wasn’t just me with tears.  Men all over the auditorium were weeping.  […]

One Reason Why You Need A “Monkey” In Your Life

Have you ever felt stressed when doing life? Dr. Henry Cloud has some great insight for us. To be honest, sometimes I make some pretty pathetic decisions. My excuse? “I don’t want to hurt their feelings, I want them to be happy, I want to please them” are some of the ones I like to […]

What I Learned from Christy B Wright at the Smart Conference 2015

Being a stay at home mom and a world renown speaker, #1 New York Times Best-Selling author, booming blogger and wife; sometimes life gets a bit chaotic.  In fact, there’s a lot of tension at times between work life and home life. Problem: How do I achieve the work life and home life without losing my temper, […]

Find Out Why This Weekend Is More Than A Normal Three Days.

Guess where we went four years ago and where we’re going today (without kids)?! {Focused $, Focused Family…50th wedding anniversary, Here. We. Come.} Four years ago, it was 2011.  This was our 6th anniversary and Robert had planned a surprise weekend getaway.  I was beyond excited.  Not just because I love surprises, but because I wanted to […]

How $139k Weighed Down My Dream

Today was my first day. I woke up with butterflies in my stomach. I opened the kindergarten classroom with the big “volunteer” badge so proudly decorating my shirt. I had made it. I had successfully become an over-involved parent disguising myself as a classroom parent volunteer. I walked into the room. There she was. Emma. […]