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Why I’m Not Slowing Down at 57 (almost)!

“Musicians don’t retire. They stop when there’s no more music in them.” Louis Armstrong Earlier this year I thought maybe God was trying to tell me I was finished with the writing/speaking thing. Then through a number of ways He showed me, no, He was not. The above quote is […]

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  “I want to do better—be better. I want to know God more, love Him more, and trust and obey Him fully. I want to love my family wholeheartedly and I want them to know that I do. I want to be the mom, wife, and grandmother they need. I […]

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Tips for Being the Parent Your Child Needs When He Needs It

Our girls are all married and settling into “adult” life—babies, careers, finishing grad school and starting a career. From a distance it seems they are in a similar stage of life. However, I, the mom, see up close and I see what they need from me is different from their […]

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Why Your Kids Need Confidence

A couple of weeks ago I posted a blog about how my confidence level affected my girls’ confidence. As I thought about helping my kids have confidence and how to do that, I realized in order for our kids to become confident and not cocky we need to first discuss […]

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What Your Worry Says about Your Confidence in God

I love the way God speaks to me when I’m running. Totally out of the blue He will give me a nudge or a clear message. Not every day, but today was one of those days. Let me share what I learned. Last week I memorized Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NET Bible): […]

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Simple Ways to be an Intentional Parent

  On my morning run I pass a house where often the dad, kids and their eleven-year-old yellow Labrador (I stopped to ask his age!) play on the driveway while they wait for the bus. Last year the kids rode their scooters around the driveway. Today the little girl was […]

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Why Your Daughter Needs You to be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

After years of wearing my hair short, I am growing it out. At times I don’t recognize the woman in the mirror or pictures. Recently while looking at family pictures with one of the girls, I made a negative comment about how my hair looked. My daughter scolded me (in […]

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Build a Bridge to Your Child Today

The dedication in my book, Love No Matter What. I recently talked with a mom who was upset about her daughter leaving home and not talking to her for over a year. Her heart was understandably broken. I listened as the mom shared her emotions and how she viewed her […]

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How One Question is Changing My Life

  A few weeks ago after I started using the 5 Prompts, I came across the above video of a social experiment college kids did in New York City. They placed a large chalkboard on a sidewalk and wrote “Write Your Biggest Regret:” at the top. As people walked by […]

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