A Return to Writing: New Year’s Resolution 2022 

My pen lays dormant. Unfettered from the demands of work; yet cocooned for an unknown becoming.  In retirement, days stretch long and lazy. I can now do what my heart desires, and a return to writing is one of those desires. Yet, my former practice of daily writing has reduced to an occasional burst of …

The Steady

It’s the steady that gets things done! Not the rush nor the worry, not even the want. It’s the set your face like flint, put your shoulder into it, press forward slowly, but surely, kind of tenacity that tackles the towering tasks. READ THE ENTIRE POST... SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

Time for Change

Is change a decision we can control or an invitation to ride the wild, untamed? Or both? I’ve been trying to wrap my head around change—what part is God-initiated and what part is human choice. There’s something deep inside that drives me to find my true north, which inspired the acrylic painting, “Time for Change.” …

New Year’s Resolutions Round II

Something about the New Year makes me want to change-up my life. Anything feels possible when the confetti starts to fly. So I’ve decided to post a second set of resolutions (in addition to my writing resolutions) to net those ideas that are fluttering around in my brain. Maybe they will spark a desire in you …

My New Year’s Writing Resolutions

I’ve decided to add a new section to this website entitled: “For Writers and Other Word Lovers.” My intent is to organize platform components, share helpful resources, and provide a peek into why writing has consumed me so. This first post features my writing resolutions for 2012. I’d love to hear about yours, or any …

Realization #3 for 2010: Equity Rescuing is Counter Productive

I realized in 2010 that I have a problem with equity rescuing. Those of us raised on parental mantras such as,  “Waste not… want not,” or “If you don’t eat your dinner, I’ll send it to the poor children in Asia (Or Africa depending upon your parents' geographical shaming preferences),” will relate to this post. …

Realization #2 for 2010: God Didn’t Forget

When I had to leave my former career as an international missionary leader (interspersed with jaunts as a pastor's wife), I thought that God had forgotten…about what He had inspired me to do, what I had loved, what I’d given my life to for fifteen years. I lost so much: my role as an encourager …

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