Category: Dreams

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Tuesday 6th June 2017

How to Start a Chain Reaction of Good Habits

How to Start a Chain Reaction of Good Habits

I have an on-again, off-again relationship with exercise. Mostly, I exercise to support my taco habit. And when I do exercise, I expect the results to be instant and spectacular. So naturally, I have a lot of unrealistic expectations regarding exercise. Last winter, I suspended my exercise ...

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Tuesday 29th September 2015

the extravagant invitation we’ve all been waiting for — #TellHisStory

your mess

So, I’ve been having this dream. And in the dream, there’s a long table stretching out under an open sky. The heavens are coated with stars, so many that we don’t need to light the ivory tapers that someone twisted into those crystal holders. The table is covered in a white cloth that blows in ...

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Tuesday 15th September 2015

Stuck? Do the next thing — #TellHisStory

Stuck? Do the next thing -- #TellHisStory

“Let’s run a marathon,” she said. She propped her elbows on the table, and rested her chin in her hands. The restaurant’s candlelight danced in her eyes. Behind her, the moon cut a perfect circle through dead-of-winter’s velvet sky. My sister-in-law waited for my answer. I didn’t exactly ...

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Monday 23rd March 2015

What We All Need to Remember Every Spring

spring, lilacs

My father-in-law was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008, a few weeks before the first tulips popped their glossy mouths open, toward the spring sky. Our daughters were six and three at the time, and they immediately asked us if “Bop”—as they called him—was going to die. The prognosis wasn’t good, ...

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Monday 28th July 2014

A Question to Start Your Week: What’s Your Wave?

A Question to Start Your Week: What's Your Wave?

His name is Clark Little. Eight years ago, he didn’t own a camera. Today? He’s capturing the majesty of a wave like no one else does. All because he followed his passion, straight into the ocean, and dared to be different.   Clearly, Mr. Little is one of millions of people who have ...

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Thursday 17th July 2014

At the End of a Long Week, A Bit of Encouragement For Brave Souls

At the End of a Long Week, A Bit of Encouragement For Brave Souls

I still remember twisting the phone cord around my index finger, while I waited on hold. When the federal official picked up the other end of the line, I’d ask him some really, really hard questions — the answers of which had big implications. The official had been avoiding my calls ...

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Friday 1st March 2013

When You Need to Know That God Picked You (A Book Giveaway!)

When You Need to Know That God Picked You (A Book Giveaway!)

This is a story about two women who helped me believe that God could fulfill His purposes for my life. And this is a story about the same two women helping you believe in God’s purposes for your life.  My part in the story starts in 2010, when Ann reached an arm across the dinner table ...

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Friday 21st September 2012

Dream on, Dreamer! (And a little Lydia update)

Dream on, Dreamer! (And a little Lydia update)

I keep thinking about dreams.… and how dreams were God’s idea in the first place.  But the enemy? He has hijacked that one beautiful word — DREAM — trying to make us think that dreams are all about money or status or self or ego or “success” or getting ahead ...

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