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Refusing to Worry

As is probably evident from my lack of posts, it’s been a bit of a crazy week. I’ve been keeping up my commitment to daily writing, just not daily posting. As I sat down to do my morning reading today, as always, the words from “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young hit home for me. “It is not so much adverse events that make you anxious as it is your thoughts about those events. Your mind engages in efforts to take control

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It Always Comes Back to the Writing

A few weeks ago I made a declaration right here on this blog about doing a writing challenge for the next month. Imagine my surprise when I logged onto Facebook and saw this post from one year ago today. Apparently, the month of May must bring with it the overwhelming desire to write. “I need to make a commitment and I’m doing it here to the world so someone – anyone – can hold me accountable. I have a gift

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The Power of Small Groups

This morning I wrapped up another year of leading a Bible study group at my church. We’ve spent almost every Wednesday morning digging into the Bible from Genesis to Revelations. Bible study is an important spiritual discipline if you’re a Christian, but I really find that the value of a group study goes so much deeper than gaining knowledge about the Bible, or whatever book you may be studying. As I reflect on our year together, I recall conversations that

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What You Learn when Managing Chronic Illness

My daughter has had to battle many health challenges most of her life. I’ve had my own share of those challenges as well over the years. I know so many people deal with these issues on a daily basis and most of us have no idea that those people are battling anything.   Here are some important things I’ve learned over the years if you’re trying to manage a chronic illness: You are not your illness. While it may bring

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A Little Art, Anyone?

  YES!!!A little art is always a good thing. Once I start the creative juices flowing (back to my writing every day) the desire to create art on a consistent basis is not far behind.   I’ve long had a love for watercolor painting, and absolutely love working with colored pencils. Many of my favorite pieces of art that I’ve created are actually using a mix of colored pencils and watercolor. For years I’ve had watercolor pencils and I use some

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Books That Change Lives

If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m an avid reader. And when I find something that I feel has really changed my life and has the power to change others, I tend to shout it from the rooftops. I’ve already shared a couple of book recommendations for you, but I’m certain that anyone that knows me well, knows the one book that has had the most profound effect on my adult life. If you haven’t yet had a chance to read

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Observations from a Week of Daily Blog Posts

I’ll start by saying it’s definitely harder than I thought. Here’s the thing – I have no problem carving out the 30 minutes to write from my heart. And it feels great. But what I write down in my journal is not always something I’d want to put on my blog. So I find myself sort of censoring my writing making sure it’s okay for public consumption. Which, while not what I intended, is really good practice for me. I’m

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Some Days You Just Need to Rest

I’ve been writing and posting to my blog now for 6 days. Today is the first day that I got my morning started and thought “Oh no – what am I going to write about today?” A good friend reminded me this morning at my Bible study that it doesn’t need to be long to be complete. My post today will be a short and sweet reminder that it’s not only okay but necessary that we all find time to pause

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Coloring Prayers? (Or What’s a Mandala and Why Do You Want Me to Color it?)

Have you been bitten by the coloring bug? Coloring books are everywhere! As an artist myself, I loved watching the mania unfold. So, imagine my delight when I got my hands on this book called “Praying with Mandalas” this past December. You see, many years ago when I was finishing yoga teacher training (yes I did that, too…) I attended a mandala creation workshop. LONG before anyone considered coloring a “thing.” And quite frankly, when a lot of people thought of mandalas

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