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Monday, January 1, 2018

1 simple question for 2018 that can make all the difference

I get super spazzed out the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Drinking pots of coffee, setting goals and making plans. But this week, that approach left me feeling dissatisfied and empty.   I was confused and frustrated. These passages left me with question marks... I can make my plans but it is The Lord who determines my steps??? (Proverbs 16:9) I’m supposed to cease striving...

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Friday, February 10, 2017

The surest way to get where you want to go.

Listen to the “blogcast” here. A lot of pain and frustration rises from two specific places. 1) Knowing what we want to do, yet believing we are not capable of doing it. 2) Not knowing what we want to do and believing we are not capable of figuring it out. We often focus on “knowing” or “not knowing” and miss the bigger problem of believing “we are...

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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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Friday, December 16, 2016

The biggest obstacle between you and that thing you most need to do

Waking up to the fact. When I woke up Monday morning and tried to swallow, it was the kind of half swallow that doesn’t get the job done and sounds like popcorn in your eardrums. I felt something akin to hot coals sliding down the back of my throat. “Noooooooo!” I whined as I came to awareness. I hadn’t been...

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Screw goal setting. I’m doing this instead.

I didn’t know why I was so upset, then it hit me… My son and I were headed to a friend’s home for a visit. She had received some alarming results on a cat scan a few days before Thanksgiving. We were praying and standing firm that additional reports would be positive. But this was a time of waiting. Of not...

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Comparison Is Killing You (Literally)

I spent most of my time writing this week, yet I don’t have a single thing I am willing to show for it. I have posts piled up but frankly, they stink. My inner task master scolds, “Send them wherever they go and get on with it. It’s about productivity not perfection.” But another part of me that speaks from deep, resists, saying, “I...

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Friday, May 6, 2016

We Must FIGHT For The Lives We’re Created To Live

After sending out a blog post recently, I opened my email to find a note that bruised my heart-  like a UFC champion fighter kicking me hard in my chest. I am so proud of your success and your embracing life as it is given to you. But I have to be honest when I say that I can’t even...

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Do This One Thing If You Want To Be The Hero In Your Story

Wherever you find yourself today- in love with life, stuck in a rut, or pushing a boulder uphill- I want to remind you that you are deeply loved, infinitely valuable, and absolutely alive for a purpose. Whether someone has told you lately or not, your presence matters. Your contribution matters. Your struggle matters. Your story matters. I wouldn’t keep writing here week after week if weren’t...

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

How To Take Back Your Power When Problems Persist

If you and I were sitting down over coffee today and I asked you, “What’s up?” …would your mind quickly turn to your problems? If so, this post is for you. If we were chatting it up, you might tell me about one (or all of them). Or you might smile politely and fib, “Not much. What’s up with you?” It’s...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Why You Can Commit To Living An Awesome Life

If you would have been sitting there with me all those times, you would have seen it, too. Simply amazing… The transformation- her body from damaged to redeemed; his heart from cowardly to courageous; her soul from shame-wrought to worthiness; his thoughts from suicidal to sound; her faith from deep doubt to total trust; his life from panicked to peaceful; her journey from captivity to freedom; his parenting from neglected to connected; her...

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