Tag: Relationships

When “stinkin’ thinking meets wisdom…”

The Monday after Thanksgiving, I felt like a fat failure. I’d not worked out in several days and had over indulged in turkey, dressing and a lot of other things. The “black cloud” of the panic to get my double work out in (punishing myself) asap was following me around. At the same time, I

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I-contact or eye contact?

Becoming a grandmother has been an amazing journey. Our sweet Nessa is adorable, sweet, and from her I’m learning so much. Watching her mom and dad learn the joy of being parents is fun to watch. She changes so much everyday! She is almost 4 months old. Within the first few weeks I noticed something

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Mastering the moment in minutes…

  It only takes one. All too often, we think we have to have it all figured out. Our life planner ready, goals written in ink, with a busy calendar to match. While that can be good, we master the moments in minutes. How? By being present IN the moment. Being kind to someone. Smiling.

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That fine line….

😇Over the years, I’ve met some amazing folks. Having interviewed people for years, often I think back to specific memories of one-liners that have shaped who I’ve become as a writer and speaker. John Croyle is a man with a magnetic personality. Having been very successful playing football at the University of Alabama, he also opened

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Easter, altar calls, and embarrassing moments!

He is Risen! 

New life! As the country says goodbye to the cold winter months and trees that appear lifeless, behold! New life bursts forth once again. Resurrection is in the air, and Easter is our time to celebrate a risen Jesus! But Easter can last all year! When I was in my early teens

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Because being in ministry is….

Uncomfortable! When I set out to publish a Christian magazine  2 1/2 years ago, I somehow thought it would be at least a little bit easy. Utilizing years of writing experience, a great mentor,  sound business  practices, and a lot of creative energy, it seemed the doors where flinging open. I’m a fan of open

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Looking for peace when you can’t find it…

Though my dad and I were never close, he asked for the same thing EVERY Christmas. “What do you want for Christmas dad?” Every year it was the same. “Peace.” Now I get it. Though we differ in our reasoning, this is one time I actually get my late dad’s desperate plea year after year

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Did your January just become mid February? Quit playing around with this stuff.

Decisions, Decisions! January is all about decisions. Goals, resolutions, and changes that bring desired results. While that is good, it can also be much like going on a diet. Without developing healthy eating habits, as a consistent way of life, weight and health management are just momentary good ideas. Such it is with goals. Most

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Authenticity…How to share your story and why it matters!

The Realty of Reality TV Recently I attended a luncheon with a few hundred business people. The main attraction of the gathering was a speaker who stood at the podium to share her life story. Without shame, she shared with transparency. She didn’t tone down her mistakes nor did she shy away from personal decisions

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People. 2 ways to decide who to let in and who to push out. Today’s pick of the day.

  People. According to my trusted friend and informant Siri, there are over 7 billion people in the world. Wow. Lots of people. All shapes, sizes, races, and backgrounds. Some are rich, others poor, many happy, many not so much. Considering that no one is exactly the same as anyone else, that means we have

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