Getting to know yourself is the key to finding out what revs your motor. When a car is finely tuned with care by its mechanic, and is running on the right fuel, the ride is sweet. Not taking care of your engine will cause damage to your car, not to mention the wrong fuel can … More finding your sweet spot
To help fight the seasonal blahs which usually hit me in the sunless midwinter, I love to bring a bunch of fresh cut tulips home to brighten my kitchen table. Last week, as i bought some lovely pink tulips, the florist passed on a wise tip which has stuck with me. She suggested adding … More bloom in the chill
Words have the power to bless, uproot, encourage, surgically impact or curse. Sometimes all in the same day. And when words are both your primary love language and part of your job, words can pierce far beyond the speaker’s intention. There is One, however, who knows the power of words. He not only inspired the … More what a Word
Years ago, a well known prophetic teacher spoke a word to me which has stuck with me through the hard times. Basically, it is sometimes hard being me because I don’t fit normal. And for years I struggled with that very feeling. Why am I not normal? Why do people look at me like I … More What kind of crackpot are you?
It’s so much not about your age, but the life you’ve lived in those years. I have a few friends who have recently celebrated (some reluctantly) significant birthdays. Age is not a big deal to me. It’s more about the life we have lived in those years than the time we count. You may be … More at any age or stage, your life matters
I am very blessed in community. I know several people who feel like they are all alone in their circumstances or situations, and the reality is: often it’s due to your choices. We don’t always reach out to show our need nor vulnerability when we can, so we essentially build a wall to block out … More community: family by choice
I wanted the gift of the shortest and easiest path. Instead, He gave me the gift of holding me close and strengthening me for the hard path. It took me a long time to understand that both were gifts. And as I embraced the second, my need for the first lost its tormenting grip. – … More the gifts along the path