The Pensive Life

I used to be a high-powered extrovert—ministry wife, public speaker, crowd lover. Then my life drastically changed—divorcee, single parent, college student. The pursuit of popularity diminished in importance as my pensive life blossomed with new beginnings. Now, instead of returning home to 30 voice messages, I sit down and chat with my husband. Instead of …

Make Dreams Come True in 2012

Often what I enjoy the most wrestles out from under a price tag: the giggle of my grown up girl or the scent of a rose freshly snipped from the stem. Such is the same for my artistic interests—whether designing a wreath or writing a book. Money doesn’t matter when sunrays stream through the window …

Refocusing your Dreams

Every morning, I find the need to return to a quiet place. During this undisturbed repose, I write my thoughts until the mental dross floats to the top. Then I skim it off by replacing worthless distractions with positive steps. With the abundance of aspirations I have, these early morning appointments with my Creator and myself …

Resisting Perfectionism: The Harsh Taskmaster of our Souls

"Progress not perfection"                                                     -AA Slogan Perfectionism is a harsh taskmaster of our souls.  Perfectionism replays those child-like messages filled with shame, "If you don't do what he/she says, you're a failure. You'll never write good enough, blog good enough, teach good enough…" This endless list of lack haunts my mind when I submit …

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