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Monday, May 8, 2017

How can I find my passion?

Sometimes my life feels so monotonous. I hear people talk about passion and I even think I see some people live in theirs. But I’m not sure how to do that. How can I find my passion? -D I once had a coach tell me that passion meant- “pass i on.” What part of me do I want to pass...

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Waking up to the lie of “happily ever after”

Most everyone I know is going through a phase of “happily ever after” isn’t rainbows, but we don’t know if this is normal or not.  What do you do when you learn “happily ever after” isn’t what you thought? Like many little girls, I believed I could have a life like american movies. Prince Charming. A passel of well-dressed, well-behaved children....

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Question: How do I manage my envy for other people’s lives when they are experiencing something I’m wanting?

“Every Facebook post is about pregnancy, engagement, a new job, or new adventure. I’m genuinely happy for them but it comes with an initial twinge of jealousy.” -A When I receive a question like this, my first and most basic response is- “Me too.” Then I wonder, “What is operating inside of us that makes us want what we don’t have?” This question...

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday. Bad Decision.

I was avoiding the inevitable. My iPhone was hot in my hand as I clung to the covers. I held it under my pillow and squeezed the side button to snooze it each time the alarm went off. I didn’t want to get up for my morning quiet time because I didn’t want to hear the same crickets serenading a decision I’d been trying to make....

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

You can’t believe everything you hear.

You know that thing you’ve always heard is true about you? Maybe it’s not.   My son started 6th grade at a very unique school in the fall. They follow the college model. Students attend class two days a week to get instruction, receive assignments, and take tests. They work at home the other three days to follow up their learning. It gives a...

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Friday, November 25, 2016

When you want to quit, it’s a sign something needs to change.

It was just last Saturday, warmish and sunny outside but cold and gray on my insides. I put my headset on and joined the call. My friends couldn’t see me, but I sat, shoulders slumped, at a rustic kitchen table in a cabin near the woods. Neither the idyllic setting nor my group of wonderful writer friends could distract me from the demon I’d been fighting....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

When You Feel Like a Failure Following Your Dream; Here’s Hope

God will give us success; then we will arise and build. I’d been praying Nehemiah 2:20 every single day for 3 months.  I’d come to dread this hot air prayer because it felt empty and pointless. God had not “given me success” in the area I most craved it and I certainly didn’t feel like I was building much of anything. (The details are...

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Friday, May 20, 2016

10 Ways To Examine Your Life (If You’re Into That Sort Of Thing)

I have a confession to make. It’s really weird. (Or at least I would have thought it was if you told me you were doing it.) Ready? (You may or may not suddenly imagine Charlton Heston as you read this.) I’ve started reading the 10 commandments out loud every morning. I bet you’ll have one of three reactions to that statement. “How archaic and weird.” “Oh...

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Some Small Things You Don’t Do- If You Want A Big Life

I used to think BIG changes happened in BIG chunks. Since I didn’t have BIG chunks of… time, money, smarts or self-confidence… I placated myself by saying, “Big changes are overrated. I’m fine without them.” Secretly, I’d see someone else experiencing a “big change” I wanted in my own life and turn all green and grinchy inside. I would continually make excuses as to why other...

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