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A Smidgen of Hope

It's October. In Texas, the humid temperatures have been in the 80 & 90's. This past weekend, at an outdoor event, I was as hot as I've ever been. I kept saying, "But, this is October." The 10 day forecast, though, says relief is actually coming. It mentions lows in the 50's and 40's. I'm… Continue reading A Smidgen of Hope

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Think About Such Things

Twitter is such an angry place. Facebook can be. All news channels can be. The old-fashioned newspapers are too, lots of negative, lots of fear. The political rhetoric is outlandish right now. I've read that young people are becoming more and more despondent over the state of our world. I don't blame them. As of… Continue reading Think About Such Things

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Soul Care 101

I'm currently immersed in a favorite topic of mine, Soul Care, as I prepare for another women's event. About 15 years ago, I learned the stunning fact that my soul required care. Before that, I never thought about it and I'm a pastor. In seminary there was talk about Self Care. This was about taking… Continue reading Soul Care 101

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Watch Where You Put Yourself

It's just a simple wisp of an idea; one gentle thought. Author Cheryl Strayed brought it to my mind in a little book of her own quotes, Brave Enough. Put yourself in the way of beauty, she writes. That's it. She gives a whole page surrounded by white space to those seven words. It reminds… Continue reading Watch Where You Put Yourself

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Love=Noticing

It's Valentines Week, the time of year when we become Love focused for a bit. Some people feel sad during this time if romance isn't in the picture. That's unfortunate and it seems far more productive to focus on just upping our love game in general. Lately I've been writing and speaking about the art… Continue reading Love=Noticing

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Room, Space, Beauty…

I've been┬áso focused on stuff and space these last months. Today is the first day in well over two months that I've been home without workers here and without needing to either move items into my house or back out of it due to our remodel project. After losing our kitchen for a while, our… Continue reading Room, Space, Beauty…