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Cultivating Joy

Joy is the birthright of every one of us. It’s why we are here. It’s what we receive, it’s what we contribute. Joy is the essence of what we are. Joy must be: Invited Beckoned Welcomed Tended Embraced Nurtured Nursed Protected Cherished Sustained Valued Honored Treasured …and sometimes Created. Joy is not about denying other […]

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You are more than your _____ .

You are more than the condition of your wardrobe. You are more than your hairstyle. You are more than your age or other demographics. You are more than your very real aches and pains. You are more than your high school experience. You are more than your job description. You are more than what you […]

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Golden Moments

We recently celebrated my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. An open house of friends and family, picnic-style, with gorgeous weather. God smiled upon this couple, as well as all who extended their support and love. For those of us who have experienced marriage, we should realize that God is smiling at us because sometimes we’re just […]

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Awaken Your Confidence, Live Your Purpose

You know that niggling little idea that you have, the one that gently cracks the lid of that cozy box of comfort you live in? And your eyes automatically squint in response because of the shining brilliance you just might become? Look fully at it. You don’t need approval. You don’t need the how. You […]

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Reminder To Self

  It wasn’t until near the end of this spring phone call that I realized he was breaking. A college student learns a lot about navigating life, with many “firsts” piled on at once. But you know what? After hanging up, I realized that all of us flow through these seasons no matter our age. […]

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