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Friday, June 26, 2015

How Couple Conflict Can Make You Better

We planned to spend the weekend on the Kings River with family. I was riding in the passenger seat, trying not to lose my lunch while my husband navigated the hairpin curves. (He grew up on rolling Mississippi farmland and now lives with me in the Ozark Mountains, where, he says, “the road crew must have followed a rattlesnake through...

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Friday, June 19, 2015

I’m Giving Away 5 Purpose Dweller Journeys Today!

What We Most Want To Change In The World It was after 9pm. With wine in one hand and a bucket in the other, I followed behind my son across the boardwalk and onto the beach. We were sand crab hunting for the third night in a row. I thought about this seaside tradition we’d been upholding since he was...

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Friday, June 12, 2015

When We See the Power of God at Work

I am on a much anticipated and long awaited trip to the gulf coast. I came to relax and push my reset button after nine intense months putting the Purpose Dweller journey online. (It’s been the second most difficult and rewarding nine months of my life.) I love to visit the ocean because it speaks volumes about what a big and powerful God we serve....

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Friday, June 5, 2015

The Best Way To Transform Your Worries

My son had been sick for days. Sleep had only come briefly between his bouts of fever and vomiting. For the third morning, I woke up in a fog. I examined my face in the mirror as I brushed my teeth. The bags under my eyes were puffier than usual. I shuffled to the kitchen for coffee. The aroma filled the...

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

How To Make Time For What Matters Most To You

I’d been camping with my son for several days. I lay in my sleeping bag scratching the bug bites on my torso and legs. I tried to go back to sleep, but there was something else biting at me. I had an inner itch that I couldn’t get at with my fingernails. I rolled from my right side to my...

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Friday, May 22, 2015

How People Pleasing Can Stand Between You And Your Purpose

Day was just starting to break as I stepped outside and zipped up my lightweight pullover. The wood creaked beneath me as I walked across our breezeway. I sat down on the first step and tucked my feet up under me on the second. A dove cooed from the power line above my head. The other birds responded in kind....

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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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