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This is a story about finding wonder, and losing it, and finding it again. This story takes place in an unlikely place (a golf course) at an unlikely time (mid-morning on a Monday). It was early spring, and a neighbor had just tipped me off that the course is closed on Monday, and the grounds crew looks […]

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  Hey friends, on the heels of un/defined, I wanted to republish this post I wrote a while ago about getting back to reality after a “mountain top” experience at a retreat. Hope it’s helpful to you!  Drawing back on my decade-ish of retreat experience, this is what I know: I know that what has […]

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This morning I dragged myself out of bed to run. And by run, I mean stagger through the dark and call it exercise. It was soupy-fog-dark, a dark that made even my feet feel far away, swallowing the dim beam of my flashlight before it ever had a chance to shine. Faith is running in […]

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also known as: how not to act like a little dog on a leash. So this funny thing happens when you decide to really be you. Sometimes people don’t like it. I know this, because I’ve spent an enormous amount of energy over the course of my life trying to get people to like me. […]

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Quick. Let’s play a game. When I write a word, you think of the next immediate word that comes to mind. Ready? Here we go. PEANUT BUTTER.  did you say sandwich? jelly? sticky? yum? gross? Lots of words come to mind, don’t they? Let’s try another one. Ready? WINTER.  did you say snow? cold? dreadful? […]

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  I strung the Christmas lights in the rain. In the dark. Strung might be a strong word for what amounted to wrapping four strands of lights around our stair railings. When I stepped back to check out my work, my son called the finished product “chaotic.” But God’s been teaching me about enough this year. Enough, as in “not perfect”. Good […]

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This is a repost from a guest post I wrote for my friend Jenni. She writes on all things leadership and I consider her a great mentor. I revisited this post and felt it still ring so true, so I thought I’d share it with you again: The Gift of Belief 1985 will be forever […]

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I absolutely love this essay. I first read it in my pediatrician’s office and can’t stop thinking about it since. It was first published in this San Francisco newspaper but with a little sleuthing I tracked down author  Adair Lara. She graciously allowed me to share the whole thing with you!  Enjoy! When Children Turn […]

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This week we took a little getaway with our kids and stopped at a beautiful winery on the way home. As we perused the selections, I noticed a Meritage with the tag “Good for enjoying from now through 2022.” My immediate reaction? What they are NOT saying is this wine is great right now. What they […]

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  Expense Reports. Folding Socks. Remembering the right password. That moment when you discover your car inspection was due three months ago. Any birthday party when you realize you invited too many children. Outlet malls on holiday weekends. “Hey folks, we seem to be experiencing a (mechanical issue, air traffic issue, staffing issue, emotional issue) […]