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The Definition of Great

“You’re going to do great things for God.” Words, spoken as encouragement to many young leaders and Christians, seem harmless but in my experience, are better left unsaid. My husband and I have heard these words from well-meaning people. However, they’ve haunted me over the years. I’ve spent hours trying to figure out where we … Continue reading The Definition of Great

In the Spacious Place

After the decadence of December, I like the simpleness of January and February. The white snow, and blank calendar spaces soothe my soul because those blank spaces signal the arrival of Hope. Hope you’ll change. Hope circumstances will change. Hope that the coming year will be different. The new year is still bright and shiny. … Continue reading In the Spacious Place

The Christmas Miracle of a Softened Heart

How’s your heart this Christmas? It’s the question that echoes through the "fields by night," the draughty stable and living rooms filled with lights and decorations this year. I hear it in Christmas readings and songs. What does my heart have to do with Christmas? Everything. Our hearts beat out the rhythm of our lives. … Continue reading The Christmas Miracle of a Softened Heart

The Lesson My Son Taught Me

I wrote this a couple weeks back but didn't have time to get back to it until now. Even though National Novel Writing Month is over, the lesson my son taught me applies to more than writing. It's a life lesson. Today the 5:30 am wake-up call got old. Correction; it got old a few … Continue reading The Lesson My Son Taught Me

Anatomy of Winning

It’s the last weekend in October, Halloween is just around the corner and then November One.  I’m not much of a Halloween person.  November One is what I’m really gearing up for.  It’s the start of National Novel Writing Month, affectionally nicknamed, NaNoWriMo.  I’m a WriMo.   I entered the challenge last year and won, … Continue reading Anatomy of Winning

When The World Changes

Do you remember a time when you entered a new phase in life?  Suddenly you felt like you were living on another planet?  I remember bringing my second son home from the hospital on New Year’s Eve Day, happy to be home but as my twenty-two month buzzed around me, oblivious to the new baby, … Continue reading When The World Changes

When We Choose Not To Be Kind

Sometimes we know better but we choose to do it anyway.  We choose to be mean over loving.  We choose to indulge the injury rather than offer grace.  We choose darkness over light.  I say choose because it is a choice. I’m ashamed to admit that I have done this. Too. Often. One instance stands … Continue reading When We Choose Not To Be Kind

The Art of Gift Giving

Have you ever received a perfect gift?  One that was uniquely thought of for just you?  That made you feel like you were known?  Seen?  That someone took the time to think about you? It has nothing to do with money.  It has everything to do with the thought and consideration that went into the … Continue reading The Art of Gift Giving