There Will Be Failures

This morning I while working on the material for Friday I received a sweet text from a dear friend. She was at the spring brunch at the church she and my daughter, Kelsey, attend. Her text read, “Kelsey is doing a great job speaking!” My heart sank. What? Was Kelsey […]

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Yesterday’s Blog Today

I tried to write this blog last night. But it wouldn’t come or maybe more accurately, my mind was so bone-tired I couldn’t think. As you know we had The Grand Sunday night. We kept him yesterday while his mama and daddy worked. Everything I tried to write sounded the […]

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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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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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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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I Can’t Do More Than I’m Doing Right Now.

Last week as I frantically sewed on Katie’s wedding dress amidst the mess and chaos we lovingly refer to as the year of two-weddings-and-a-baby, Kelsey launched into a presentation on why we should adopt her friends’ year-old black Labrador retriever. Now. To her credit, we have discussed getting another dog […]

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