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Friday, May 15, 2015

One Thing We Must Do to Thrive

At 6:05 a.m., the lights were turned down after a strenuous hour of hot-flow yoga. Our limber and assertive instructor said, “You will open your hips by relaxing in frog pose (mandukasana) for three minutes.” “Relaxing?” I thought. I winced, but I tried. I held the pose and shook while my inner thighs felt like they were being ripped apart...

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Friday, May 8, 2015

One Thing You Can Do to Know Yourself Better

The rain was coming down hard on the skylight in my living room just before 6:00 a.m. I breathed in the smell of my coffee before the first sip. I sat my mug down near the lamp on my favorite, mirrored, dragonfly table.  I glanced down at my reflection and noticed how gravity tugged at my face. It made me...

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Something I Learned When My Faith Was Tested

In desperation to stay sane, I walked outside the hospice house and sat down on the concrete in the sun. I called my wise friend. I asked her, “Can you help me grab hold of something steady?” The emotional ground beneath me was shaking so violently, I could not get my balance. There were too many unknowns, unwelcome chaos, doubt where...

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Friday, April 24, 2015

What We Leave Behind

I lost my grandmother this week after a difficult hospice stay. She has always been an important woman in my life. These last days by her side have caused me to think intently about what we leave behind. Billy Graham said that “the greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s...

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Growing Pains

My almost ten-year old son was growling at me, low and deep in the back of his throat like a German Shepherd might. He had announced to me late Friday night that he wanted to help the neighbors feed cows the next morning. But I was looking forward to breakfast in our pajamas and some quality time together on Saturday...

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Friday, April 10, 2015

The Most Important Step You Can Take To Discover Your Purpose

I was sitting, but only on the very edge of my chair in the ICU waiting room. I didn’t expect to be here; this wasn’t in the plan. In efforts to stop the heart attack, they unleashed something much worse. The blood thinner they administered at the small city hospital broke loose a clot in her brain. They rushed her...

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Beauty For Ashes

I sat my cup of coffee down and picked up my pen. At the top of the page, I wrote down the date for my morning journal entry. I suddenly realized Passover was coming. Chills sprinted up my legs, through my torso, and crouched at the top of my spine. It wasn’t the early spring wind coming up the river...

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Friday, April 3, 2015

4 Ways To Face Your Fears & Follow Your Dreams

One week day morning my husband shouted in detail (over my hair dryer) about an ice storm in Mississippi. In an effort to be present, I turned the dryer off.  I clenched my jaws tightly. It was already twenty minutes later than I needed it to be but I couldn’t turn the dryer back on until he finished talking, (Could...

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Get Present With A Pause

I sat at my desk one sunny, March morning; the snow had melted, but I was as cold as ice. I had been working day and night. My thoughts jumped around like kernels of corn in a hot air popper, yet my body was numb. The only tremor I felt was that of my heart beating anxiously inside my chest....

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Jump Into God’s Plan For Your Life

One sunny afternoon, I was jumping on the trampoline with my 9 year-old son. He wants me to jump every day. Before you swoon about how sweet that is, let me tell you why he wants me to jump. He says, “Mom, when you come down, all of your weight gives me such big jumps it feels like I’m flying! ...

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