When words hurt…how do we heal?


Because of things like social media, it is easier than ever for folks to express their opinions.  Whether they share a piece of content with a controversial overtone, write a post on a hot topic, or make a comment on someone else’s post, everywhere you look, there are “experts”, “encouragers”, “over-commenters”, “stalkers” and even, “naysayers.” […]

How to help when someone is hurting.

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You may or may not know, I’m writing a book.  It’s called:  “Alongside: A practical guide for loving your neighbor in times of trial.”  I’ve had my own share of trials, but as part of my research, I’ve also interviewed lots of people who’ve lived through challenging times.  I’ve learned a lot…but today I’m reminded, […]

3 Steps toward Walking by Faith

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A woman quits her job with only a promise of another.  A spouse says yes to another cross-country move.  A wife tries to put her marriage back together after a deep hurt. A mother reaches out for help to heal her depression.  A friend speaks truth to another. What do all these people have in […]

How does one make peace with an unexpected life?


When my kids were little, I loved any chance to snuggle on the sofa with them and watch the TV show “Little Bear” on Nickelodeon.   First of all, who doesn’t love a darling, fluffy, walking and talking, brown ball of fur? And secondly, what’s not to love about a bear who has good manners, a […]

2 Easy Ways to Strengthen your Marriage (and why I won’t see “50 Shades”)


I can hardly tolerate the insane amount of press the movie “50 Shades” is getting, or the record breaking number of people who are seeing it.  And I really didn’t want to waste my energy talking about something I believe has no positive value.  But, I do want to steer people toward truth.  And the […]

I wanna be Brave.


Often my most profound revelations come when I’m folding laundry, driving in the car, cleaning the endless crumbs from the kitchen counter or cooking dinner.  Ok.  Profound might be an overstatement, but I’d like to think God uses those narrow spaces of time when I’m engaged in the mundane tasks of my day to whisper […]

Rough waters in the New Year? Here’s to righting the ship.

As I mentioned in my last post, 2015 didn’t start too well for me.  When I shared my struggles, I received overwhelming feedback from those who felt the same way, and needed encouragement from others.  I was understood – and supported.  And it made a world of difference to me.  Thank you. I have been […]

SAFEguarding Your Marriage Date Night is Here!

We are pleased to announce that Craig and Sarah Beckman will be presenting:

“SAFEguarding Your Marriage”

Saturday, February 28, 2014 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Upstairs Hospitality Room

723 Silver Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM  (corner of Silver and 8th – Flying Star parking lots adjacent and across street)

 Join Craig and Sarah Beckman for this popular seminar designed to help you proactively SAFEguard your Marriage. The tools you will receive are practical and easy to implement, while the Beckman’s combination of poignant and humorous insights will engage even the most hesistant of attendees!  As a Corporate CEO, Craig sets men at ease with his white board and corporate analogies while speaking directly to the women about those things she might not realize about her man.  Sarah, a Christian speaker and busy Mom of 3 will engage you with stories of intentions gone awry and struggles of a busy stay-at-home, part time working mom who wants a quality marriage!

Check In: 6 p.m. Hospitality Room Upstairs

Date Your Mate:  6:15-7:15 pm. Dinner on you – Flying Star Cafe Counter Service, with special private event seating upstairs

SAFEguarding Seminar:  7:30-8:30 p.m. presented by Craig and Sarah Beckman (includes in room coffee, tea, soft drinks)

SAFEguarding Presentation Cost:  $25/couple
Reserve your place by emailing:  info@sarahbeckman.org

Bring another couple to join you for this awesome Marriage Changing Event! 

(Scholarships Available for Seminar please inquire by email)

Don’t Miss out on Your Best Year Ever! (today!)

The Lord is gracious and sweet to me.

Today I committed to attend a webinar of a favorite Leadership Blogger and Mentor Michael Hyatt. It was about 5 secrets to getting what you want this year. It was also a precursor for signing up for his course “5 Days to your Best Year Ever” #bestyearever

I was on the call looking at my business finances and deciding if I could make the investment – knowing I could afford the regular class, but maybe not the VIP course. But still wrestling with it and praying it through. I know Michael’s material is worth every penny and more so I was really torn. But I had made a diligent effort to be in the black by the end of last year and didn’t want to erase my progress.

Interestingly, there was a contest for a free VIP entrance to the course. Just leave a comment what you wanted to accomplish and why on Michael’s facebook page. There were 162 comments at my last count. I was silently praying “Lord I could really really use this!” I want to finish my book and I want to change the trajectory of this year – not finish like last year!

And lo and behold, I WAS SELECTED AS THE WINNER! Only the Lord, people, only the LORD!

“He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and compassionate.” Psalm 111:4

I can hardly wait to get started. And guess what? Until TONIGHT, JAN 8 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time you can register for this course too!

Will you JOIN ME? And make this your BEST YEAR EVER?
don’t wait, check out the videos and promotion materials NOW. I’d love to have you join me as I begin to dig out of my little rut and become productive and filled with joy over what God can do in my life.

You can only get into this course (which by the way is short and very do-able!) once this year… registration closes tonight! So go check it out now! http://bestyearever.me/register/

I can literally guarantee (well actually Michael offers a 30 day money back guarantee) you will not be sorry you invested in this. Check out the page…check out the 3 free videos. It will change your 2015!