Be More You

I took this picture about 6:00am. I opened my deck for the day—opening the umbrella, putting down the porch swing from its out-of-the-rain position, putting up the gates so the dogs can’t get off the deck—and I looked down to see the sun shining through the flower petals. Instantly I […]

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I Want to Tell You. . .

I wish I could tell you what made my day today. I am excited! But I can’t say anything—yet. It may not come to fruition, but it is a yes for the next step. If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know I often talk […]

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Today I Made a Hard Decision

I have been overwhelmed lately. Being overwhelmed always comes with its fraternal twin, frustration, and their younger sibling, guilt, in tow. Okay, enough of the family analogy. You get the idea. I feel like I have more to do than time to do it. I feel like I am always […]

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Why I’m Living Life Strong till I’m 97

Lately I’ve been posting videos on my social media to encourage women in my area to come to a focus/study group I’m teaching for my new book proposal material. (Above is a screenshot of one.*) I’m not especially comfortable making the videos. I’m more of a face-to-face-use-more-words kinda person. But […]

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Navigating Changes in Your Holiday Traditions

“So how was your Thanksgiving?”, a friend at church asked me Sunday morning. She meant it to be pleasant small talk and she really did care. I started my reply with the usual, “Good, thanks for asking”, but before I knew it feelings that I thought were neatly tucked away […]

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Are You Where You Belong?

  “There’s something delicious about writing those first few words of a story. You can never quite tell where they will take you. Mine took me here, where I belong.” –Beatrix Potter in the movie, Miss Potter. I love this quote from Miss Potter. She is so right. Yet, finding […]

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What Will God Say to You When You Are Quiet?

  The past few months I’ve been stumped in regards to what God had next for me to do. I expected God to speak to me in ways similar to what He had in the past—a big compelling. I have been doing my best to do what I knew to […]

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What to Do When You’re Discouraged

I’m back writing after a few days off recovery from what I affectionately call a “tune-up”—necessary but not life-threatening surgery. Wow, it’s tough getting the writing to flow after anesthesia-brain, much TV watching (did you know the Olympics are on for seven hours a day—and that’s just one station?!), napping, […]

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Making Your Life Better than Chocolate Cake

I, like many of you, am watching as much of the Olympics as my schedule will allow. On Sunday the announcers cut away from the Olympic coverage to show a little of Tony Dungy’s speech as he was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. After his speech, the announcers […]

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