Doubting (insert name here)

August 10, 2017

I feel bad for the apostle Thomas and the adjective that forever defines him … “doubting.” The poor guy gets “caught” in the gospels and is labeled for life. Thanks John for writing that down in your notes! One mistake, one slip of the tongue, one hapless choice … caught on “video” and shared with […]

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Surrender & Yield

August 3, 2017

I have been keeping this mantra — Surrender & Yield — on the forefront of my mind lately as a reminder that I am not in control — (I so want to be!) — and must surrender and yield to a higher authority. For me this is surrendering and yielding to God’s will, trusting He […]

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Swimming Through Fear

July 27, 2017

The first wave of grandsons are on the cusp of learning to swim by themselves and I have been pleasantly observing the process. It is a beautiful illustration of feeling fear and then moving through fear. STEP 1: Here is your floatie. It will keep you safely above the water. Stay close to me while […]

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S = R x P

July 20, 2017

Here is a math gem that showed up in my inbox recently … SUFFERING = RESISTANCE x PAIN This equation comes from Kristin Neff and her book, Self-Compassion. And after studying this for a bit, it makes so much sense … duh, like 1 + 1 = 2. So let’s break down this assertion … PAIN […]

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The Road Less Fettered (#13)

July 13, 2017

The Road Less Fettered has been traveled before by many wise and wonderful people. Below are six more of my favorite quotes that are worth pondering and lead to unfettering … Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” — Mary Anne Radmacher […]

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Amazing Impact

July 6, 2017

As a fan of Apple, I have enjoyed reading about the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone. I was not on board right away — I got on the iPhone wagon at iPhone 5. Many articles have highlighted the products and gadgets that the iPhone has replaced — and it is an impressive list. Calculators, iPods […]

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Hiking Through Your Day

June 29, 2017

I recently had the opportunity to do quite a bit of hiking along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Why is it that the return leg of a hike — the journey in — is generally not nearly as impactful or significant as the journey out when it is the same path?! I’m sure you […]

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God’s Grand Portage

June 22, 2017

The Grand Portage, or Great Carrying Place, was a key 18th century link between the Pigeon River and Lake Superior, making it also a vital connection between Montreal and the rich fur-bearing lands far to the northwest. Travelled for centuries by Native peoples, the 8.5 mile portage bypassed the unnavigable rapids and waterfalls on the […]

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Warrior Superstars

June 15, 2017

I admit I have become obsessed watching the Golden State Warriors the past few years, and it was wonderful to see them win this year’s NBA Finals. I love the way they play the game of basketball — there is something beautiful, magical, delightful. There is a “flow” to their game as a TEAM. And […]

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the road less fettered (#12)

March 30, 2017

The Road Less Fettered has been traveled before by many wise and wonderful people. Below are six more of my favorite quotes that are worth pondering and lead to unfettering … Wisdom consists in doing the next thing you have to do, doing it with your whole heart, and finding delight in doing it. —Meister Eckhart Happiness […]

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