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What 2016??

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Wow! I just got into the rhythm of writing 2015. It feels like someone has their foot on the accelerator of my calendar. 2015 was a rip roaring year of conferences but also a year of severe health issues for my husband…which kept my heart on nervous tiptoes and me darting between airports, home, hospital,…

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Yes to Jesus! Yes to life!

say yes to Jesus

Yes to Jesus! Yes to life! Life is a teeter-tauter balance between yes’s and no’s. We won’t get it right every time but when we do it’s exhilarating. Think of the last time your yes or your no was well-placed. Didn’t that feel good? “Yes” is like opening a door or a window or a…

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Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom

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When Luci Swindoll told me one of her favorite inventions was the alphabet I knew we would always be friends. I love words. I’m a bonafide verbiage collector. I love small words like gnu, descriptive words like dollop, and filler words like thingamajigs and whatchamacallits. There’s something magical about lining up letters and finding the…

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Signs of maturity…

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Signs of maturity. Learn ways to take care of YOU…like speaking kindly to and about yourself. Mental tapes are powerful. Practice kind internal words like; “I see how hard you’re trying. Keep up the good work. Tomorrow’s another day.” Give yourself permission to rest. A twenty minute nap will rejuvenate your body and your attitude.…

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Feelings matter

how are you feeling

Feelings What is your favorite feeling? I mean are you addicted to your anger? Do your words have an edge? Do you apologize too often? Are you fearful? Sometimes its easier to identify emotions in others. What was your dad’s most predictable emotional reaction to life in general? Your mom’s? Your siblings? Now back to…

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Need a glory moment?

Glory

Creation talk. Don’t you love sunsets that drizzle pink and orange sauce over the horizon? Or how about winds that cause treetops to curtsey and birds to ride air currents? Or bright nights lit by a full moon? Or a choir of dazzling stars? Or a comet red-tailed in flight? “The heavens declare the glory…

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Pity Party…

Pity Party

Pity’s Party I threw so many pity parties I should have owned stock in Hallmark. What a royal waste of time. Besides pity is so, uh, well, pitiful. It’s not attractive, productive, or helpful. I had to give up my poor-me mental agenda and teach myself a new theme song. Personal dignity is built on…

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