The Power of Your Voice


When was the last time you noticed the impact of something you said? How often do you wonder if anyone heard you?  Your thoughts and words are fuel for you, and affect your relationships, health, productivity and impact just like the food and drink you consume. When we are intentional and mindful about what we …

Remembering how to respond


Yesterday was a struggle for me. I saw something, that made me think something, that made me feel something, that made me want to do something, that made me think something, that made me feel something... You see where this is going, right? Nowhere. At least, nowhere good. Or helpful. In this case,  being alone …

Unseen


The unseen you is what makes you great.  Your self-care and self-work;  Wrestling with failure and refusal to give up;  Kindness toward your family when you're at your worst;  Sacrifice of and distancing from the people and things who don't spark your best;  Loving confrontation with all that begs us to shrink and hide the …

Daily Reminder


All those parts in the bible where it says: The greatest of all His commandments is love... Never use scripture for debate... Don't quarrel... It ain't hard to love the lovable... Love the unlovable... What's inside the heart matters more than the behavior... Oh, and that part where Jesus' greatness wasn't a list of platitudes but …

The Sharpener


January has been awesome.  Full of powerful exchanges between lots of different folks with a heavy emphasis on encouragement. Which seems cool on the surface.  I mean, who doesn't want to be encouraged? Well... Sometimes, encouragement doesn't take the form of joyful praise and agreement.  Sometimes encouragement looks like a pumped-up, aggressive coach barking at …

A fresh start- Wholesome love, wholesome you, wholesome foods.


The end of last year was marked by a sweet, sweet moment: The love of my life asked me to marry him.  And I said yes.  I still tear up thinking about it.  He's my best friend.  And we've been through everything together. While agreeing to commit the rest of my life in marriage to …

Transition: Allow acclimation.


      Living a purposeful life is very much like a mountain climbing expedition.  You can't just show up to Mt. Kilimanjaro one afternoon and go for it.  It takes careful planning, equipping, guidance, preparation and readiness or you'll just die part way up. The interesting thing about mountain climbing, and even scuba diving, …