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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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Monday, December 11, 2017

Advent 12/11: When my plans don’t work out.

I like a good plan. Having a plan makes me feel like I have control over a situation. I have my own idea about how things should work out before I get started. And if they aren’t going to work out the way I want them to, well, maybe I won’t start after all.   I like to fill in the blanks first. If I do X, then Y should...

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

1 way to get your life back in September

I suddenly screeched in pain and gasped for air as my bicep felt like it had taken a bullet. It was one night after a shower. I had the towel behind me trying to dry my back with a lumberjack seesaw motion when the pain hit. I stumbled to the edge of the bathtub and sat down to collect my breath. I attempted...

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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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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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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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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

How do I stop comparing myself to others?

How do I stop comparing myself to others? I know that I have to accept myself etc. but it’s a very old habit of mine and very hard to change. -B What if we had a new way to look at this age old problem? What if you don’t… Stop comparing yourself? In reality, I don’t. We don’t. They don’t. He...

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

What are the best and quickest ways to calm an anxious mind and body?

Sometimes my mind spirals. I began to worry about one thing and that leads to another and another, until I’ve gotten myself totally worked up about everything. My body feels tense and the worry keeps coming like a freight train. What are the quickest and best ways to calm an anxious mind and body? -K This happens too me to....

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Monday, May 8, 2017

How can I find my passion?

Sometimes my life feels so monotonous. I hear people talk about passion and I even think I see some people live in theirs. But I’m not sure how to do that. How can I find my passion? -D I once had a coach tell me that passion meant- “pass i on.” What part of me do I want to pass...

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