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Out with the old, in with the New Year

Out with the old, in with the New Year

If I had made a resolution to stop procrastinating, I would have already failed! I can’t believe it’s 2018 already. My plan was to do this yesterday, or the day before, but….life got in the way. Last year for the first time I joined millions of others who were looking for something more sustainable than New Year’s Resolutions – a word that would guide and encourage throughout the year. Last year my word was ABUNDANCE , and I feel that…

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Lessons from the homeless

Lessons from the homeless

I went on a short mission trip to NYC with the NYC Relief Bus. I was sick the entire time, and am still not feeling the best, and there is so much that I am struggling to put into words.   I was told that I would give of myself but I would get so much more back and that is immeasurably true. I don’t know that I have ever cried so much in my entire life, out of sadness and anger…

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When God speaks

When God speaks

I have been battling with negativity and discouragement again for the past couple of weeks, for no real reason.  I have been able to see God’s hand over the past 24 hours and it’s awesome to see him at work! I guess it kind of started last night.  My team has a couple of “meetings” on Sunday night to start the week off on the right foot.  Last night I was on two calls and a Zoom while I was…

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Life, Love, and Lessons Learned

Life, Love, and Lessons Learned

Yesterday we spent several hours celebrating the life of someone who packed an extraordinary amount of living into his 21 short years. Although this was someone I had never met directly, I came away from the experience feeling like I understood the essence of who he was.  As we sat there in the church I was amazed at how many people he had impacted in his short life. And honestly when I looked at all the friends and family members…

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The killer of joy

The killer of joy

Note – this post was actually written for the most part on Monday, May 1, 2017.  Then I chickened out, then procrastinated, then chickened out again.  This morning I woke up at 6:00 am knowing that this was it, today was the day.  Honestly I’m not sure what I have been afraid of other than it is difficult to be open and vulnerable. Yesterday (April 30) was a big day for me. I reached out to some women that I…

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Friendship and faith in adulthood

Friendship and faith in adulthood

WTF? (relax – it means “where’re the friends”!) I have always liked people.  I was friendly with everyone in elementary school and had one close/best friend.  It seemed so easy when we were young! In middle school my friendships changed, but I still had one close friend and a lot of other superficial friendships.  The middle school years were not completely smooth sailing for me and I made some bad choices.  Then I went from one long-term relationship to another one,…

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