TLR Coaching Monthly Newsletter

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and I want to be the first to say Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers.  Whether you gave birth, adopted, mentored, raised or are a spiritual mom you are to be celebrated this day.  For some of us this day can be a little more challenging because our own Mother has gone on to be with the Lord.  It has been seven years for me.  My saving grace is that I believe that one day I will see her again.  So let’s celebrate our Mother’s while we can!


12 Things My Mother Taught Me

1. My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION…

“Just wait until your father gets home.”

2. My Mother taught me about RECEIVING….

“You are going to get it when we get home!”

3. My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE…

“What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you! Don’t talk back to me!”

4. My Mother taught me LOGIC…

“If you fall out off that swing and break your neck, your not going to the store with me.”

5. My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE…

“If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.”

6. My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD…

“If you don’t pass your spelling test, you’ll never get a good job.”

7 My Mother taught me HUMOR…

“When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”

8 My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT…

“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”

9. My Mother taught me about GENETICS…

“You’re just like your father.”

10. My Mother taught me about my ROOTS…

“Do you think you were born in a barn?”

11. My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE…

“When you get to be my age, you will understand.”

12. And my all time favorite… JUSTICE…

“One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you….Then you’ll see what it’s like.”


I hope you enjoyed the 12 things my mother taught me.

A Poem

“To My Mother” by Edgar Allen Poe

Because I feel that, in the Heavens above, The angels, whispering to one another, Can find, among their burning terms of love, None so devotional as that of “Mother,” Therefore by that dear name I long have called you— You who are more than mother unto me, And fill my heart of hearts, where Death installed you, In setting my Virginia’s spirit free. My mother—my own mother, who died early, Was but the mother of myself; but you Are mother to the one I loved so dearly, And thus are dearer than the mother I knew By that infinity with which my wife Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life.


Church Coaching Program

Hey everybody.  I’m asking you for help.  I have a desire to bring my coaching training program for churches to more churches.  Do you know of someone in your congregation who has a desire to move forward, but doesn’t know how?  Is there someone who is just stuck?  Want to help your church?  Here are some of the topics covered in the program.


Listening Like a Coach

Asking Powerful Questions

Identifying and Responding to Your Needs

Establishing Boundaries


So, please send me an email with your churches information so we can get started.  I really will appreciate it.


Have an awesome month,


Your Life Coach



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