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I Did it To Myself

Long time no blog! I last wrote at the end of September. My goodness. What happened? Life. Busyness. A loss of balance. My husband announced his retirement. Our son in the army deployed. We had several out-of-town fun trips plus an out-of-town work trip. I had some great speaking opportunities. What can I say, it… Continue reading I Did it To Myself

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

A Soul Ajar

Poet Emily Dickinson wrote it beautifully, The soul should always stand ajar.... In Jesus Calling by Sarah Young it is written this way, as if Jesus is saying it to us, Come to Me with empty hands and an open heart, ready to receive abundant blessings. (Jesus Calling, April 27 entry) I recently spent a… Continue reading A Soul Ajar

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Bugs and Plows

We like old things. I'm not sure when it started but my husband and I share a love for vintage things. Our favorite old things are from family members and remind us of them. I have the tiny vase from his grandmother's house that holds one flower. I have a plaster piece of artwork of… Continue reading Bugs and Plows

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Soul Insults

I've been writing and speaking for at least a decade on Soul Things. My favorite women's event is a Soul Spa retreat where I get to reflect with women on Soul Care. We explore Soul Dehydration, Soul Damage and Soul Soothers. I love to talk about the age old Spiritual Disciplines which, packaged for today,… Continue reading Soul Insults

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Soul Check

Today marks the beginning of the season of Lent for Christians. We start by absurdly marking one another with ashes from last year's burned Palm Branches as a way of saying we understand with humility that we will return to ashes one day. I'm not sure we fully understand that, but at least we try.… Continue reading Soul Check