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What to Do With Unknown Situations

The other day my husband and I pulled into our driveway and there was a skunk on our lawn. In broad daylight. I don’t know much about skunks but apparently, they don’t like light. So what was this skunk doing on our lawn?   It appeared to be digging at first and my husband was […]

Emotionally hiding

Why We Hide Emotionally (2 things we need)

I had a different topic in mind for today but I woke up feeling strange. Have you ever done that? Just felt weird inside. I found a vague sense of discontent rolling around inside me. I responded with what I believed would fix my problem. Gratitude. I practiced some gratitude. Looked for reasons to be […]

Do you see me - really see me?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO “BE SEEN”? (Many Benefits)

I have been working on my Manifesto for many weeks now. It’s my statement of purpose of why I write and why anyone would be interested. The plan is to publish it next week. The title is Love’s Manifesto: to be seen, to be known, and to be loved into wholeness. The first part of […]

Power of Community

3 Amazing Examples of the POWER of Community

Community is a powerful thing. For the last three weeks, we’ve been looking at if from a personal view. How it affects the individual. How we need each other. How we need to allow ourselves to be seen. How we need to speak up. How a community can be large or small (just two). Also, […]

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How To Get The Support You Need

I made up a word today. I do that sometimes. I made up the word pondery*. This morning I was pondery. A photo grabbed my attention. One of our grandson walking together with me and my husband on South Mountain in Arizona. The frame is inscribed with the words Grandparents fill the world with love. […]

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Are You Emotionally Ready for the Unexpected?

The New Year has arrived. How is it going for you? Is it all you hoped? Are your plans going well? What if something messes up your plans? Are you emotionally prepared for that? Entering the New Year I had my goals in place. I was excited. I had a great post started full of […]

WHY CHRISTMAS MATTERS (2 Reasons – Even If You Don’t Believe In Jesus)

There is a lot of controversy regarding Christmas. People fight about how we should celebrate when we should celebrate and even where we should celebrate. But the biggest fight is about why. Why does Christmas matter? Why should you celebrate Christmas? Because Christmas changed your life in two concrete ways – without you doing a thing. […]

THE MOST AMAZING WAY TO HELP YOURSELF

Do you ever get stuck in your own stuff? Can’t see through the fog of too much to do or too many emotions? I was reminded of that the other day and remembered something that helped me. It started with a quote and led to an action, which took me to a change inside of […]

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9 Essential Nutrients for a Vibrant Inner Life

A healthy vibrant inner life does not happen by accident. The inner life has needs. These needs are ongoing. Just like your body burns the fuel you feed it and you must eat again, likewise your inner life. Both need nutrients and reflect what they consume. How so? Your outer life (the things you do) […]

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5 WAYS ENCOURAGEMENT IS POWERFUL

The other morning I was busily engaged in my usual writing exercise when my daughter texted me that her daily phone call would be a little delayed. She had to stop for gas because the gas light went on in her car. Immediately I connected it to what I had been writing about. Encouragement. I […]