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Friday, March 17, 2017

This 1 simple thing has totally changed my life.

 I started using the social media site Quora last week. I received an email asking me to answer the following question- How can I discover my purpose on earth? I got goosebumps from head to toe as I read it. This question echoed in the dark hallways of my head for a very long time. But I realized I don’t struggle with...

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

The best kept secret to “having it all.”

Listen to the audio version of this post here. I’ve turned some sort of imaginary corner. Imaginary because I can’t see it and have no marked day that it happened. But something has happened nonetheless. I hadn’t planned on writing about it because it’s difficult to describe. But that’s a writer’s job. To put into, as few and concise words as...

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Friday, January 27, 2017

The non-cheesy secret to a life of hope and joy.

Listen to the audio version of this post here. I’m beginning to learn the secret to hope and joy is not what I once thought it was. It’s not about comparing yourself to those around you. It’s not about staying super busy just to prove you can. It’s not about blaming your boss, or spouse, or circumstances, or God. It’s not about hiding under...

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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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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Back to Life as usual. Or is it?

Christmas break is officially over and it’s life as usual. Or is it? We had a happy holiday. Family. Food. A trip away. No set schedule. All is mostly well. Except that… I didn’t know how much I was dreading “life as usual” until last night. I woke up to a wet kiss on the cheek at 12:30 a.m. My son stood over and...

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas: the thing I’m probably not supposed to say

It’s been a wonderful, rattling, sleepless, somber, uncertain, miraculous, humbling week.   Wonderful. 10:18 p.m. Sunday night. A Dallas interception to stop Tampa Bay on the last drive and deliver the win.  Present. At AT&T Stadium with my son. And our fantastic friends who surprised us with tickets just a few weeks before. An answer to prayer I didn’t even know I’d been...

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Stressed and stretched is no way live. Let’s change it.

In my mind’s eye, I saw something strange.   I was standing in the laundry room. The idea of it made me put down the Fruit of the Looms I was folding. There was a colored parachute, the kind we used in middle school P.E. It was pulled taut in all directions. Being shimmied and shaken at the edges so that the...

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Friday, November 4, 2016

How a year can change your life.

Chills danced across my collar bone as she let the first note go. I felt as if someone had freed a box of butterflies in my stomach. When she closed her eyes to sing, she got lost in the dream. Like it was just her, the mirror and a hairbrush. Her soulful voice reverberated through our television speaker; she sang a question A capella, “Can I...

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Day 30: Untangling Jesus from the junk / Reflect.

As we near the end of our 31 day journal series, it’s a great time to reflect. You’ve spent valuable time and energy in this process, it’s super important to look at the return on your investment. Just dig in below and see the amazing things that have been happening, whether you knew they were happening or not… Day 30...

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