When Less Really Is More

Recently I saw famous restauranteur, Danny Meyer, on CBS’s 60 Minutes. I was intrigued by his attention to hospitality in his restaurants. He said, “If the food tastes great, that alone does not assure that you will come back here. So what hospitality does is adds the way we made […]

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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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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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Happy to be that Person

The Grand lined up his two blue balls right next to each other in the backyard this afternoon. I took this picture just as he left them. He likes things in order. He does not like “messy.” He says it like, “Messy?”, as if to ask—“Aren’t you going to clean […]

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What I Learned at the Pool Today

Today was a much more fun day—writing and being with people! After a morning of writing I met Kelsey, The Grand, and their friends at a friend’s pool. I played with the two toddler boys while their mamas talked. Two two-year-olds in the shallow end of a swimming pool are […]

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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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Why I’m Signing Off Social Media until Monday

I recently read a blog by Andrea Lucado about why she will be signing off social media for the weekend. I loved what she had to say. The premise resonated within my spirit. For some of her reasons and a few of my own, I decided to do the same. […]

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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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