Kendra Burrows

"...be transformed by the renewing of your mind..." (Romans 12:2)

How to Free Others From Past Mistakes: What My Cookbook Taught Me

The comment sears my heart, but instead of reacting, I laugh and excuse myself to check on the soup that doesn’t need checking. I squeeze my eyes to blink away tears as the comment ricochets through my brain. Is that the cookbook Kendra burned? It’s become Family Lore. Looking frantically for space, I had squeezed […]

The One Thing More Powerful Than Goal-Setting — How to Triumph in the New Year

The words taunt me: TODAY’S TOP 3: (What will make today a win for you?) Am I the only one? Or do the words in your daily planner poke at you also? Perhaps like you, I’ve read books and blog posts about setting goals. I’ve taken goal-setting classes. I’ve written SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, […]

How to Be Calm in Anxious Times

A cup of fresh-brewed coffee in hand, you open the laptop to begin your day, but as soon as you see the headline, your heart sinks. Something horrible has happened — again. Click the picture. Skim for details. It’s too early to know much. Google it, look at three more news reports. Your stomach flip-flops. The […]

Why Prayer is the Answer — Even When You Don’t Want it to Be

Your heart lies exposed on the table between you. You’re glad you finally had a chance to share lunch — and life’s latest hard situation — with your friend. The story now told, you sit back, watch as she sips her mocha latte, and wait for your friend’s response. She sets down her cup and […]

Why “What Would Jesus Do?” Is the Wrong Question

I can’t make one more decision. My Friday errands threaten to overtake me as I drive from store to store. There should be combat pay for Decision Fatigue. As I approach a sign-toting young man asking for money, I’m conflicted. I’m not opposed to sharing my good fortune with others, but Does it do any […]