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Monday, October 23, 2017

Courage in the face of Criticism

I hate criticism. It can send me spiraling. Especially if I am being criticized about something I already beat myself up over.   When people criticize me, my first reaction is to talk them out of it. Tell them why they are oh, so wrong about me.   I will chew and stew and argue. Like a lawyer, I want to build a solid case. I want to...

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Monday, October 16, 2017

In search of courage.

Courage is not something I used to think about in my everyday life. I’ve held the word “courage” at arm’s length. Far away from silly ol’ me, anyway. Because “courage” doesn’t seem like a word I deserve to apply. Nothing in my cushy life can compare to the efforts of our military, firemen, first responders, law enforcement, doctors, nurses and all the other professional brave...

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sunday Reflection: What matters most this week?

Last week was super hard for me. I had to make a decision that felt like it broke my heart. It was one I’d been praying about. One I’d been walking toward for a while. A chapter that needed an ending. So a new chapter can begin. It was painful, yet perfect, really. Just what I needed to do for so, so...

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Harvey, Irma, Us & God

The weather is sunny and dry where I am. But my heart is soggy. Brooding, since Harvey hit Houston.   I am a doer, constantly wondering, “What can I do?” I spent last week watching the aftermath, feeling inept and helpless. I am continually prompted by the Spirit to pray. “But how?” I ask. “And for what? Where do I start?”   Now...

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

“The End.” A chance to begin again. Want to join me?

He was nervous. I was grieving. We each had our reasons. The silence hovered as we drove 30 minutes in traffic to travel less than 10 miles. When we arrived, he said,  “Just let me out here.” But “here” was in a busy parking lot, so I drove around trying to find the drop-off lane. I couldn’t, so I pulled in...

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

6 lies I believed about life purpose

If purpose is part of the reason we’re here, it seems like it should be easier to find. I mean really. Why must we get lost in the woods like Hansel and Gretel trying to follow a half eaten trail of bread crumbs? And why, when we’re trying to find our way, does the trail often lead to the witch’s house? Shouldn’t...

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

10 simple prayers to get your day back on track

I find myself more and more interested in being guided through my day rather than punching and kicking my way through it like Chuck Norris. Don’t get me wrong, I love the feeling of kicking ass and taking names. But it seems my own strength eventually runs out. And when it will run out is unpredictable. My strength ebbs and flows...

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Monday, May 22, 2017

When being busy becomes an idol

Being a purpose junkie is very busy work. So much to do. So little time. How can I make the most of every minute? I was rereading my favorite self-help book, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. I drank in the wisdom of its simplicity.   “What’s your some day goal?” Gary Keller asks, “What is The One Thing...

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

9 quick ways to kick Analysis Paralysis in the ass

Question: I’m driving myself to insanity with over-thinking, self-analysis, self-doubt, self-loathing, internal misery and zero action. What the heck can I do to completely change my brain and actually enjoy my life? 1. Eat better food. Seriously. Put down the packaged foods and pick up literally, anything fresh. I’ll leave nutrition tips to the experts. But if you feed your brain...

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

8 ways to recover when you’ve lost your sense of purpose.

 dear amy- Some days I wake up wondering, “What am I doing with my life and why? And does any of it really matter?” What do you do when you lose your sense of purpose? -M This happens to me, too. I’ll have a spurt when things are rockin’ and rollin’ and feeling right. Like I’m in my lane, doing...

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