Category: change

Beauty in Brokenness

I used to buy old broken-down furniture to refurbish and sell. I even owned a booth in an antique mall for a while. It was fun finding a piece with good bones that I could scrub, sand, stain, and wax so it looked exactly like it was. Once in awhile, I’d come across furniture that…

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Words Are Life

No doubt, words are important to me – I’m a writer. Looking back, I’ve always been a “word” person. I love the way words can convey thoughts and feelings, and I am captivated by the power of spoken and written language. Think about it. Words have the power to inspire hope, courage, discipline, rage, kindness,…

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Not Brave Enough

Its recently become very clear that am not brave. In fact, I am quite the opposite. It’s funny because people tell me all the time how courageous I am. When I retired to pursue what I believe God’s call is on my life I heard words like fearless, strong, daring, and brave. My friends seem…

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Following the Cloud

Well… now I’ve done it. In a step of faith, I set a date to leave my day job to embark for a journey I can’t fully map out. The decision wasn’t an easy one. For months I struggled with reconciling what I thought of as “common sense” with the faith journey the Lord was…

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In the Deep

The unknown can be frightening. I wish someone would just tell me what to do. Can you relate? I’m not talking about trying to figure out what outfit to wear, or where to go to dinner – although sometimes I wish someone would figure that out for me too. What I’m talking about is not-life-or-death. But,…

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Time to Heal

Surgery is painful. Maybe you’ve gone under the knife, so you’re aware. But I’m saying this because I want you to be prepared if you don’t already know. I want you to know it’s going to hurt. Here’s why I say this – just about a year ago I had my own experience – I…

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Go Ahead, Fail

“It’s okay to fail.” We like to say that where I work. I’ve also seen that said here and there on social media. To say it’s okay to make mistakes seems to make sense. But I have to confess, I’m not sure I find it acceptable to bomb. To be honest, I don’t know that…

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