A certain preschooler asked if I would be her show-and-tell on my birthday.  I have learned to discover more information before answering. Me:  "What am I supposed to do?" Preschooler:  "Stand while I explain." Me:  "What will you explain?" Preschooler:  "You." I wanted to...
April 2019 April is the month of rising. We are called to rise above all that comes at us, to navigate through it all with certainty that all things are possible. Rising creates the need to release useless, negative, toxic thoughts.  There’s...
It’s Monday!    Monday is our day to ramp it up and renew an element of living.   We recommend this practice for individuals, couples, and families as well as organizations.  This practice serves who we are and what we do. This...
Years ago,  I  walked six miles each morning during a week-long visit in San Diego, meditating on five words from Mark 5: "Don't be afraid; only believe."    After a few mornings of thinking on these words, I stopped and wrote this...
It's the weekend! Space is needed to be restored from the stuff of life.  And, yet, without intention, making space for restoration will not happen.  Our culture is set on "fast and hurry,"  making it a challenge to decompress and...
I joined the TableThink team at the table and shared some stories about my childhood, my struggles learning to read, and some of my thoughts on how to make reading an important part of life. You can listen here as...
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” ~Mark Twain It's a challenge to get started when everything seems too much. Until . ....
It's normal to be too busy, pressured, and tired in this era. But. It's not a sustainable or healthy way to live. I often ask people to describe a typical week in their life to help them evaluate how they live. This...
Worry.  Anxiety.  Stress. It's real. It's often with us. It's an obstacle to peace, our well-being. First Things First Intentionally identify worry, anxiety, and stress within you.  Review how many times you say or think: I'm worried.  I'm anxious.  I'm stressed.  These statements...
It’s Monday!    Monday is our day to ramp it up and renew an element of living.   We recommend this practice for individuals, couples, and families as well as organizations.  This practice serves who we are and what we do. So...