Archive for January, 2017

Change is Hard

Change is Hard

Change is often as welcomed as a fart in an elevator.  Funny, but so true.  Change—it is hard.  It doesn’t matter what kind of change it is.  I can remember as a young child my mom rearranging furniture in the family room and how horribly distraught my dad was over this.  He came home from […]

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  January 31, 2017   1 comment
The Sin of Worry

The Sin of Worry

I was 8 years old, and I was REALLY into space, the planets, stars, astronauts, and all of that.  One day, in one of my many books that I loved, I read that one day the sun would swell so large, that it would engulf the first few planets and we would all die.  And […]

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  January 28, 2017   2 comments
Time to Get Real

Time to Get Real

We’ve got “stuff”. Challenges. Shortcomings. Mistakes. Skeletons in the closet. Dirt, best swept under the rug. Sin. What keeps us from “getting real” about our issues? Perhaps it’s shame, or embarrassment. Anxiety, if the “world” were to “find out” that we’re not perfect – how would that change how we’re perceived? How would that change […]

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  January 26, 2017   No comments
Work Yet to Do

Work Yet to Do

On Thursday, I was writing this blog when I heard about the Ft. Lauderdale shootings. Being curious, I went on Facebook to find out some details and like most things on social media comments were flowing in many per second. Reading some of those comments the next 2 to 3 minutes was very sad. Just […]

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  January 24, 2017   3 comments
Battle of the Wills

Battle of the Wills

Apparently the psychology community calls toddler hood the “1st adolescence.”  Toddlers see the world as theirs, push our boundaries and seek to get what they think they want, at all costs.  They will suffer time outs, spankings and various types of “consequences” to experience the satisfaction of controlling their own environment and desires.  They become […]

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  January 21, 2017   5 comments
God is in Control

God is in Control

One of my favorite sayings is “If you want to hear God laugh, tell him you have a plan”. So many times I have come up with a plan, and forgotten that I am not the one in control. I have recently decided to go back to work full time. Anyone that has ever looked […]

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  January 18, 2017   4 comments
The Transition to just Moments of Brokenness

The Transition to just Moments of Brokenness

One of the comforting things I sometimes share with myself these days is some wisdom shared with me from a now deceased close friend who never, ever gave up on me all through the time (years) he watched me self destruct.  He shared them with me at a time when I was fighting through moments […]

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  January 12, 2017   1 comment
Brokenness

Brokenness

Ann Voskamp has become one of my favorite authors.  I find myself when reading an article or one of her books, not able to put it down.  I also find myself internalizing every word that I am reading.  Over this past holiday I picked “One Thousand Gifts” off of my bookshelf.  (The story of how […]

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  January 10, 2017   No comments