What do you want to do today?

What do you want to do today? In this season, I have more time on my hands. I sent my youngest off to college and now I am learning how to buy and cook less food. I also have more time because I am not teaching this semester - since I spent a couple of fabulous weeks...

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What’s wrong with being certain?

    Years ago, my spiritual director asked me to think about what cloaks I needed to throw off in order to grow closer to God. Maybe you are familiar with the Bible story of blind Bartimaeus in Mark's gospel in Chapter 10. Jesus is moving through Jericho and...

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Be Love

I am reading a book called The Shadow Effect, Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self, and I found something that I want to share with you. Deepak Chopra, one of the authors, wrote about his response to a woman who was looking for love. She asked how she can...

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10 Reasons to Start an Art Journal Today

I had a wonderful visit with an artist friend recently who is interested in art journaling but didn't know how to start.  I thought I would let you in on our conversation!  We identified many benefits of an art journaling practice.  Here are ten of them: An art...

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Where are you headed on your spiritual journey?

Where are you headed on your spiritual journey? My spiritual journey is something that I spend a lot of time reading, thinking and praying about. Living a life that is grounded in a relationship with God is essential for me. I love to see the new ways God is showing...

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Who is the boss of you? Claiming your sovereignty

In my last blog post, I gave you permission to ask questions - about what you've have been taught, about who you believe God is, and whether or not those teachings and beliefs matches how God shows up in your life. Today, I give you permission to wrestle with issues...

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Are you allowed to ask questions about God?

Do you let yourself ask questions? I mean, the big questions. The questions that may not have the same answer for you as for other people, or for every season in your life. Questions about the deep stuff, those issues that you may not have thought about in a while....

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Loved from the inside

If God is on your side, who can be against you?  This is one of my favorite bible verses (Romans 8:31) because ultimately, how God sees us is the only important question.  And that question has already been answered in your favor! As I shared in my last email/blog...

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The Absurdity of Grace

Hello my friends, As the holiday party season officially begins (and we can finally begin singing Christmas songs in my house), I want you to remember that you are already at the party! Along with family gatherings, pie-eating and gift-giving, this season may also...

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Perfectionism hurts your soul

Perfectionism hurts your soul

BREAKING NEWS: Perfectionism hurts your soul. You are already perfect in the eyes of God. You don’t have to attain some unrealistic ideal. You are already here. PERFECTIONISM IS A TRAP! It keeps you from living creatively because you feel like you can never create the...

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