Nurture Someone’s Dream

I bought these kitchen towels last week at a little kitchen store in the next town over (that’s country-talk for about fifteen minutes away). I saw some similar in a picture on Pinterest. I loved the decorating idea they were used to create. I looked everywhere I could think, but […]

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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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Getting It Done

Some days are about getting it done. I know I talk about enjoying today and seeing God’s hand in every day. I did enjoy today and I did see God’s hand. I worked hard to finish a writing project due by the end of the day. I love writing on […]

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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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My Life-Giving Day

The past few days I’ve been mulling over the phrase “life-giving.” God placed this phrase in my path twice in one day. Both times it was spoken/written by women I deeply respect, admire, and aspire to be like. So I thought God might be trying to tell me something—like “pay […]

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Katie and My Nudge

Today was full of wonderful time with family—lots of work, but good. I helped take care of Harvey this afternoon while Kelsey and Gene worked on Kelsey and Caleb’s house. Gene and I are thrilled to be a part of their dream. But first today I was blessed by our […]

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Little Bit of Everything Today

Wow. Today was a little bit of lots of things. First, I finished the last chapter for the last time the focus group meets on Friday. I am sad to see it come to an end. I have loved getting to know these women. I am honored they have given […]

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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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God to me, “What if. . .”

This cheesecake is for the weekend. Some of the kids will be home and they love cheesecake. Also Kelsey and her family are moving—just a few minutes from where they currently live. It will be wild and crazy and I can’t wait. But something else happened today that is also […]

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