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, …

Growth: Let crumbling foundations clear the path for deeper roots.


This past weekend was quite a whirlwind, the culmination of a few weeks planning to celebrate the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela coincided with the unfolding of the trial of the George Zimmerman trial. Saturday evening on my way to a posh Beverly Hills restaurant to celebrate one of my best friend's milestone birthdays, the …

Mind renewal: Living above the law, because love never fails. Love is love.


When certain political issues rise, judgment and confusion roar.  Particularly in my little slice of the world, because I'm blessed to love and be loved by a lot of powerfully vocal and passionate folks.  So when presidential campaigns loom, or media focuses on abortion, capital punishment, poverty, civil rights, same-sex marriage, or religious freedoms...  Like …

The Power to Reset: What have you been training for all your life?


Have you ever noticed how powerful your mind is? Like, it is not only your calculator and figure-it-outter, but also your filter, your feeling producer and processor, your body's puppet master, spirit receiver and soul feeder. Technically, nothing should get in or out, done or felt without your mind having the final say-so. Tricky thing …

What “praying for Oklahoma” means to me…


It's not always clear what "I'll pray for you" or "You're in my prayers" means to everyone. This is what I'm Praying for Oklahoma means to me. We know who God is. We know that no matter how much lies seem to suggest otherwise, God is GOOD. We know that's why it's impossible for science to predict tornadoes, …

Problem perspective: Relax and let challenges show off how awesome you are.


Problem perspective:  Relax and let challenges show off how awesome you are.  A couple weeks ago, my awesome boyfriend shared his most recent, rather horrifying audition experience.  Mind you, I say he's awesome not only because we're all best friends forever and such mush... He's truly one of those people who just shines, especially when …

Why entertainers (including Beyoncé) should expose themselves more.


I watched the Beyoncé Superbowl performance and was struck by a few things: She's amazing. I know a LOT (okay almost all) of her songs.  Word for word.  In harmony. Apparently Beyoncé, along with Scandal, the presidential campaign, hate crimes and Chick Fil-A, is among the domestic news topics that expose the broad and opposing …

Temptation ain’t coercion. If you’re tempted it’s because there was a desire inside you for it in the first place.


Recently I shared about the enemy within, and how dangerous it is to live in denial. It's a weak, disadvantaged position to deny and confuse what temptation really is, and approach it as though we're helplessly forced into something we want no part of... Instead of masterfully commanding our lives like the rulers of the …