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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Make 2016 The Best Year Of Your Life (You Have 64 Days To Do It!)

I’d been striving on several fronts and needed to let go of expectations and outcomes, so I to set my whole Saturday aside to play. My ten year-old son and I tossed the football back and forth in the front yard. It’s fall in the Ozark Mountains where we live and we were surrounded by vibrant red, yellow, and orange...

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Friday, October 23, 2015

One New Intention Can Initiate Exciting Change

I’ve been mostly bent over the keyboard for months on end- putting the Purpose Dweller journey online, writing web page copy, writing blog posts, writing for online publications with larger lists to get the word out that Purpose Dweller is available.  I still don’t do a great job distilling the concept into a concise statement, but how could I? How do I sum up...

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Fresh Mercies Made from Stale Habits

I took a folding chair from the garage and placed it on the edge of the driveway. I sat with my back to the rising sun and looked out at the horse pasture. The air was heavy, but steam rose from the pond and also from my coffee cup. Six mares grazed just beyond the fence, swishing their tails and...

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Friday, October 9, 2015

When You Feel Like Your Problems Define You

I sat at my laptop and dropped my forehead into my hands. I let out an exasperated howl and scared the snot out of my cat who shot straight up and slid sideways out the office door and down the hallway. “Stupid technology!” I screamed. For the fourth day in a row, I could see the email server wasn’t connecting...

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Friday, October 2, 2015

I Love Jesus but Fear the “C-word.” Am I Alone?

In July I was particularly happy to hear from an editor that an article I’d submitted was published online. I clicked on the link and landed at a black and white photo of a consternated, balding man standing among a dismayed crowd. Instead of focusing on restoring hope, they had titled it conquering grief. My heart began to pound hard and fast in my chest....

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