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We Need You to Fix It Jesus!

Imagine, dinner time, a house full of hungry people, and Martha’s to-do list is overwhelming.  Mercy.  “Fix it, Jesus!” We all see her fretting as her mind buzzes with the cultural expectations of women.  This builds up to her being frustrated, maybe even embarrassed, by […]

5 Gifts of Clarity

I’m sure you have a favorite drink to savor in the winter, you know what I mean right? A warm soothing cup of morning bliss.  I’m craving ginger and lime tea, not the kind that comes in a store-bought package. I need slices of ginger […]

Feeling Our Feelings

The other day I experienced a shame attack.  Have you ever had one of those? I felt exposed. I didn’t want to be seen. “What is up with that?” I asked myself.  Tears came quickly as I wrote about the experience. I wondered if anyone […]

Pursuing Wellness

Have you ever considered the concept of wellness? The World Health Organization defines wellness as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.” Stop and think about the diseases or infirmities that have captured the headlines […]

Three Questions to End the Year

Do you have the past twelve months etched in your mind? As the year comes to a close I have so many questions that I wish we could sit down and discuss. I would love to know your highlights and your struggles from 2020? How […]

5 Ways to be More Observant

“You’re not very observant.” my husband matter-of-factly declared. At first, it hurt my feelings. Then I began to notice details I hadn’t seen before. How long have I lived with unfocused eyes? My overwhelmed, just-get-it-done, to-do list following lifestyle damaged my view of the world […]

How to Savor the Journey

May I be honest with you? As I’m typing, all I see is my broken nail. I’m not upset over it. Just slightly annoyed by it. It feels like a symbol for this season of my life. It’s not what I planned, but it is […]

The Reason I Am Grateful Is

Did you know that it’s possible to practice being grateful? For some of us being thankful isn’t our natural response to life’s events.  Many years ago I started listing three things that I was grateful for at the end of each day.  In the beginning, […]