What You May Have Missed in April’s Newsletter

April’s newsletter about discovering and defining your personal mission statement was one of my most popular. I believe it is one of the most important I have written. If you do not receive my newsletter I do not want you to miss this message. This blog shares excerpts from the […]

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Preparing for What’s Next

One of the great fallacies of life is that your current season will never change. It seems you will never. . . Graduate high school. Graduate college and find a job. Make enough money to buy a house. We are tempted to wish away the kids’ infancy with thoughts of […]

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Finding Your New Normal for 2018

With 2018 only hours away, I cannot imagine planning out a whole year at once as some people do. That is great and something their careers/life may require. But not me. I easily become overwhelmed trying to plan a whole year at once. My new year is almost a blank […]

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Ask One More Question

Today I had a short date with my dear friend. (You’ll remember from a previous blog that we get together every so often and meet for just one sharing-packed hour.) As we stood and chatted while she perked our coffee, I quietly worried that we wouldn’t have enough time for […]

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How I Was Reminded Why I Do What I Do

A few days I was inspired by a friend I made through Instagram. She is a photographer, French, and currently lives in London*. Her photographs draw me in and make me wish I were in the places she photographs. I always look forward to her pictures on Instagram. Beautiful! On […]

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Finding Real Friendships that Work

Something I found interesting today—three times in the past several weeks I have been asked to speak on the same topic—friendship. Each group requested this topic, not knowing I have been asked by another group. It wasn’t a situation where word got around and another group asked me to do […]

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How I Am Missing a Beat or Two

When I started my daily blog adventure (which is now a weekday blog since I take the weekends off of social media), my goal was to share something positive, encouraging, and how I saw Jesus in my day. But today was not an encouraging, positive day. I feel kinda bad […]

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A Beautiful Day

I have no pictures from today, so I’m sharing this beautiful picture I took yesterday about 5:00am. Its colors are as beautiful and rich as my day was with relationship and emotions. I said goodbye to a dear friend of over twenty years. She is a missionary in a third […]

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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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