Why I Retreat. And Why You Should Too | part two

Why I Retreat. And Why You Should Too | part two

  There's still room for you at Be Still: A Guided Retreat! It's happening this September 19/20-22, and you can read all about it here! This week I'm sharing the second of three reasons why I retreat and why I think you should too! They’re focus,...

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5 Days of Imperfect Resolutions/Day 1

5 Days of Imperfect Resolutions/Day 1

  Happy new year! I hope this finds you with a heart full of what fills you best! Isn’t it interesting how what fills and fulfills each one of us can vary so much? I’m married to an energetic, enthusiastic extrovert. I joke that I’ve been “chasing” Jeff, trying...

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A Season of Consolation

A Season of Consolation

“It just doesn’t feel like Christmas with all this going on.” I nodded as my friend shared her struggles and hurts. I understood. Reality doesn’t take a holiday. And as if the weight of our struggles wasn’t already heavy enough, in comes Christmas with all its “merry”...

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A Father’s Love

A Father’s Love

Author Brennan Manning told the story of Edward Ferrell who traveled to Ireland to celebrate his Uncle Seamus' eightieth birthday. One morning Edward and his uncle got up early to go for a walk by Lake Killarney.  As the sun rose, his uncle stopped and stared at the...

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A Creator’s Love

A Creator’s Love

There’s a painting on my refrigerator. You know the kind. Watercolor trees, some grass, and a few unidentifiable bright lines. My granddaughter Amelia gave it to me, and that's what makes it precious. Just around the corner, a print by Van Gogh hangs in the living...

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Peace, Love, & Joy

Peace, Love, & Joy

"Peace, love, and joy are all we need to solve the world’s ills." He spoke with thoughtfulness, conviction, and hope. The statement seemed as stereotypical as his sixties style, but I could tell he meant it. I'd just dropped off my son Daniel for drama practice, and I...

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The Hired Help Mentality

The Hired Help Mentality

Have you ever read the story of Martha & Mary and secretly felt empathy for (shhhh) Martha? Me too. I mean someone has to make dinner!  We're not alone. My friend Katie Reid is sticking-up for Martha and all the rest of us "doers" in her new book Made Like Martha:...

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