Courage is Accumulative

I believe that courage is accumulative. The more we make decisions to overcome our fears and do what we know is right, the more our minds and spirits increase in strength and resolve.  Small courageous steps take us a little bit further down the path of our destiny. Yet although they are necessary, they are …

Carving a New Identity

Life is full of transitions! From child to young adult. From mother to empty nester. From full-time employee to retiree. With each new passage, some of what we used to do and who we used to be becomes obsolete. Transitions often require us to carve out a new identity, which can cause consternation and confusion. …

The Art Forms of Purposeful Living

The ending of a year is a natural pause point to reflect upon the way one’s lived, loved, and created. This post is my pause point. Although I’ve written and blogged less in 2013 than in previous years, I’ve spent more time with my family and more time developing my art than in previous years. So …

The Deep Waters of Surrender

Giving up control is like letting out fishing line into deep waters where opportunities, you never dreamed of, swim below the surface. The longer I live, the surer I am of this truth: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the …

Purposes of Non-Productivity

When did production become the touchstone of our worth? The concept of “being” as opposed to “doing” fascinates, and yet frustrates, me. As a person of faith, I believe that Jesus’s sacrifice for me enables acceptance apart from my performance. I also get the concept of moving beyond sitting back and doing nothing to actively …

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