Why I Do What I Do

Running. I do it but I am not good at it. I struggle. This morning a woman younger than me ran past me as we ran in our little neighborhood. She ran as effortlessly, as if she were walking fast. Even though I struggled to run up the hill she […]

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The Why and How of Quiet

Over the past decade social media in all its forms has been woven into our daily lives. Even though Facebook (2004), Instagram (2010), and Pinterest (2010), are relatively young, it is almost impossible to imagine life before these social media sites. They have forever changed our lives. No longer must […]

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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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Why I Love the Book–Capital Gaines

This Chip Gaines guy is a whole lot of serious wrapped up in a whole lot of faith and fun. For Christmas Gene gave me Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff. In January I devoured it. I would love to read this book alongside you, commenting on each page […]

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Changing My Focus for the Next Half of My Life

Tonight at supper I had an epiphany. You might think I’ve said this before and maybe I have. But tonight it came to me in a fresh way that helped me process more clearly. The thought came to me of things I am done with. I thought, “Here I am […]

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Making Room for What’s Next

This afternoon Gene and I waged phase II of our war on the Japanese beetles that have invaded our yard for the past five years. Saturday afternoon I pruned our rose bushes and other flowers. The poor roses were being ravaged by the Japanese beetles. Sadly I had to cut […]

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Why Have Daily Habits?

This is a quote from our pastor, Jake Mills. Yesterday he spoke on how to develop spiritual habits so we are doers/defenders of our faith and not just talkers about our faith. He acknowledged what he shared was not new, but pretty simple. Yet, most of us don’t have the […]

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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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