The day that changed the world!

Early in the morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling… Read more »

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Why it’s called “Good” Friday

This graphic and the words from all 4 Gospel tellings of the final week in Jesus life were my focus today.  Tomorrow will be silent.  Join me in pondering this Powerful Life Giving Truth. Matthew 26-28 Mark 14-16 Luke 22-24 John 13-21

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What will you wear?

Clothed in strength and dignity. Covered in Grace. Clothed in Christ’s Righteousness. Wrapped in Love. Cast off garments of fear, insecurity, judgment puddle at her feet. Naked, ashamed, afraid of being seen, she trembles. Clothed in Grace? Wrapped in Love? “Yes,” He whispers, “They are yours.” “My Gift to you.” Robes of righteousness, beauty, and belonging swirl around… Read more »

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Are you on the list?

I give up… I am going to stop trying to get it right, and start being… present, authentic, me. As a work in progress this is the most gentle and loving response to a God who says, “I made you for my delight, I love you and long to be in relationship with you… so… Read more »

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Not everyone puts their name in the place of others, but when it comes to jumbo trons I do! On my goal poster there is a picture of a jumbotron with my name superimposed on it.  Yes, one of my dreams is to speak to huge crowds about how to create better relationships! Apart from the guts to dream,… Read more »

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Uh-oh, she’s crying… now what?

  Tears… they can scare even the mightiest of men!  Men often ask me, “What I supposed to do when she cries, I am never sure if I should hug her – or not, say something – or not, apologize even if I wasn’t the one who made her cry -or not?  Women and tears just… Read more »

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Confessions of a recovering perfectionist.

I used to be a formula girl.  Tell me how to get an A and I am on it!  Formulas are a perfectionists friend! Well the perfectionist part, more than the friend part. Sure, we are exhausted, never satisfied and cranky but we are on performance overdrive! Formulas mean there is 1 right answer, the… Read more »

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How has your story shaped you?

Stories fascinate me… they are the foundation of our live and our relationships.  We are a product of our story- our experiences and  interactions -with the people in our lives- in the midst of the daily-ness of living… Stories are our history, yet they shape our futures because we live them out in the present. … Read more »

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Justice and modern day slavery at TED 2015

Social Justice is a global issue, increasingly featured in the news, as the grassroots movement has come center stage. In fact, Forbes ran an article highlighting 5 Activists Fighting for Social Justice who were featured at TED 2105- Just and Unjust Session 9. International Justice Mission, founder Gary Haugen, was one of those Activists, World Changers, Difference Makers. I want to be one too!  As I got involved with this… Read more »

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When biting your tongue is the best idea!

Have you done that?  Bit your tongue just to keep from saying something because silence is a wiser choice? It’s hard… right? We wrestle with feeling justified in our thoughts and feelings and almost compelled to make them known, especially in moments of tension, argument or when we are false accused.  It is uncomfortable to… Read more »

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Have you ever felt alone in a crowd of friends?

What do you do when you feel alone?  not the good alone – of restorative and restful time apart- but the alone of left, abandoned, unseen? Have you been there?  You know those times when your relationships feel distant. strained, preoccupied or clumsy?  Or when you really need to share your heart and there isn’t room… Read more »

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Oops, I did it again!

Remember that catchy tune?  Oops, I did it again… that thing I said I would Never do. What’s on your list?  You know you have one… We all do! It’s full of things that were easy to say, “I’ll never do that,” about –  until we got into the same situation!!

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I’ll have it “my way.”

I really do prefer things my way.  Honestly, I think I am mostly right and my ideas are good, so why not do it my way.  Right? I remember telling a friend -as we discussed a difference in parenting styles. -if I thought the way I did it was wrong, don’t you think I would… Read more »

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Does tangled up thinking mess with your faith?

Faith is hard.  Faith doesn’t make sense. Faith is believing what we can’t see, understand or even fathom.  Faith is often the best option. However, I like to see, understand and know exactly how things will work out, or at the very least, have some sort of guarantee of a successful or desirable outcome.  Some… Read more »

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What difference does a decision make?

  Decision time. What you do next and in the days to come make all the difference in achieving the goal. Decision time yields one direction, one path, without any other options. I wrestle with decision time, preferring to give myself an out,  just in case I blow it, if I didn’t throw my heart… Read more »

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