Facing the Empty Nest

Facing the Empty Nest

This time of year there are so many wonderful and momentous events—Mother’s day, graduations, weddings, end of the school year award assemblies, and on and on. They seem to revolve around the parenting world with all its responsibilities and implications.

From a Grain of Sand to a Priceless Pearl

From a Grain of Sand to a Priceless Pearl

Many people step into the ability of Jesus every Friday night at Celebrate Recovery at Council Road and are transformed from near death to life. This is the place to bring your hurts, habits and hang-ups when you have come out of denial and are ready to surrender your feelings of hopelessness.

Eating Around OKC

Eating Around OKC

Hey everyone!! Whether you have lived in Oklahoma for 16 years or 16 months, OKC continues to evolve. There are some fantastic places in Oklahoma City to eat, fellowship, & gather together. I am going to share my top ten here. I am rating the restaurants based on taste, price, atmosphere, parking ability, and kid friendliness (as I know it can be a struggle sometimes!).

How To Love Toxic People Well

How To Love Toxic People Well

Who comes to mind when you hear the words “toxic person?” Is it your friend from college, your mom, your brother-in-law, a coworker? I bet your shoulders feel a little bit tenser and your blood pressure a little bit higher just thinking about them. Take a deep breath. And another. You’re going to need it. This is not a how-to about breaking up with friends and family members. Unlike conventional wisdom, we’re going to talk about loving your person well.

Singles Are Sick of the Jingles: Dos & Don’ts of Talking to Single Women

Singles Are Sick of the Jingles: Dos & Don’ts of Talking to Single Women

“You don’t have to be lonely, at FarmersOnly.com.” The jingle rang out over my parents tv. We all laughed as my ranch-owner dad threatened to set up an account for his single daughter…me. As I remember how we joked about the catchy jingle every time it came on, I recall other not-so-catchy…

Loving the Vulnerable: An Interview with Carisa Wilsie

Loving the Vulnerable: An Interview with Carisa Wilsie

In February, on the Council Road Women blog we are chatting about several different ways we can show love. Of course we talk about the love that naturally come to mind, like our spouse, but we are also looking at ways to show love to some of the most vulnerable around us. When I think of loving the vulnerable, my friend, Carisa Wilsie immediately comes to mind.