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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Don’t expect immediate results.

Gene and I love the show, Madame Secretary*. It is about a female Secretary of State, of course, and her family. She and her husband were friends with the President before he became President and before she became Secretary of State. On one episode the couple is in their bedroom […]

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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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What God Wishes I Knew Now

Do you ever think about heaven? What would you ask God your first 30 seconds into heaven? In my latest video I talk about what I feel God would want me to know before I get there. I can’t wait for you to see it! After you watch it, I would love […]

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What Does God Expect from You?

My work started early today—6:30am! My video/website guy, Chris*, and his intern arrived here at 6:30am to shoot a new video for my website. I am in awe of how he turns any setting into the perfect video/photo shoot. He brings all the toys—lights, fuzzy microphone, light reflectors, light filters, […]

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Ever Wonder about God’s Purpose for You?

  Recently I spoke with a teen young woman about to enter her senior year of high school. She felt pulled in many directions—sports, music, academics, time with family before leaving for college. At one point in our conversation I told her, “You are the complete package—talent, character, beauty, intelligence. […]

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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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