Category Archives: Life Lessons

Courage is Accumulative

I believe that courage is accumulative. The more we make decisions to overcome our fears and do what we know is right, the more our minds and spirits increase in strength and resolve. READ THE ENTIRE POST…

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Rest

“There is a rest for the people of God.” I’ve spent seasons of my life working feverishly towards goals…establishing ministries, building businesses, acquiring educational degrees. Yet this season is different. Why? Is it because I’m wiser? I hope so, but … Continue reading

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Garden Shift: Finding New Places to Blossom

My war with the squirrels took a recent turn. Here’s why. I planted; they nibbled until the new blooms disappeared. They munched on the Shasta Daisy leaves until only stubs remained. Oh and the botanist who insisted that marigolds repeal squirrels, … Continue reading

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Gardening and my Incorrigible Soul

Incorrigible: .    Firmly rooted; ineradicable: incorrigible faults. .    Difficult or impossible to control or manage: an incorrigible, spoiled child. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition http://www.wordnik.com/words/incorrigible Have you ever felt like your soul was incorrigible? I have. … Continue reading

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Deferred Dreams

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” –Proverbs 13:11-13 My blogging friend, Slam Dunks, hit one out of the park with his latest post, “The Best that Never Was.” He writes about a … Continue reading

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“If” by Rudyard Kipling: A Guide for Living and Relating

When my son approached manhood, I gave him Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If.” No other poem seemed to say all that my mother’s heart felt needed saying in order to prepare him for success in life: If you can keep your … Continue reading

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Remember to Sing

Sometimes life goes backwards. You reconnect with a former friend who posts pictures on Facebook of your missionary outreach days in Budapest, Hungary. You look at you children ages four and seven and wonder under which carpet the Sandman swept … Continue reading

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Serving in Systems: Creativity or Conformity?

Systems will always be with us. We humans band together in social units as small as two-party relationship and as large as corporations. Systems serve many purposes. One of which is to create structure for people to visualize, tackle, and … Continue reading

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Face your Sunshine

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson This quote I read today stunned me. Now just so you know, I’m a quote lover, a collector of quotes, and a fashioner of … Continue reading

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Surrender

Money vanishes on wings of circumstance—not as a homing pigeon returning to roost… but like a wild hawk breaking free of the tether. And yet, we mortals breathe in cultural winds that promise swift returns and scurry to fill the … Continue reading

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