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joy.

Early in my ministry I had books of canned sermon illustrations. You could look up any topic and find a story, joke or charming anecdote. For example, JOY: Jesus and Moses were playing golf.... Thank God I rid myself  of all those books. They were terrible. Thank God I learned real life was richer, fuller,… Continue reading joy.

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Peaceful Butterflies

It is a spiritual practice. I check in with myself every day to see how I'm feeling. When I journal every morning, after I review the day that has just passed, I jot down what I know about the current day. Then, I write down what I'm feeling. It is almost always a "mixed grill"… Continue reading Peaceful Butterflies

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J.T.’s Footwear

I enjoyed last night's Super Bowl but was distracted by Justin Timberlake's footwear. I like Justin Timberlake and believe he is a very gifted true artist. I've watched him grow up from his Mickey Mouse Club days to N Sync to his very cool current status. I especially love it when he performs with Chris… Continue reading J.T.’s Footwear

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In Celebration of Women

I just spent an entire weekend at a women's retreat. In between my speaking segments, I listened to lots of women's stories. It helped me remember all over again how much I love the bonds between women and our strength, compassion and resiliency, especially when we have each other. While we were retreating, other women… Continue reading In Celebration of Women

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Your Battery

A friend asked me this morning if I had quit blogging since I hadn't written here since before Christmas. That's the problem with working for yourself, sometimes you forget to work. The truth is I've been focused on finishing the holidays, writing for some upcoming speaking events and getting my nest re-emptied again. It seemed… Continue reading Your Battery

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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…