Conversations

5 Steps to Responding Correctly

Recently I was having a particularly difficult conversation with a very distraught person. I knew that they were hurt and wanted to make sure I didn’t add to their pain. I also wanted to make sure I was responding correctly and not defensively. It started me to thinking about being intentional about my responses. As…

Do Not Quit

Have you ever felt like quitting?  At some point in our lives we all feel like quitting.  That’s when you must make the decision and do not quit on you.  Some have said that quitting is easy.  I’m not sure about that fact; however I do know that there are seasons in life when it…

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Welcome to 2015

I wanted to take a moment to say welcome to 2015.  With each New Year we have renewed hope for what might occur during that period of time. I have not written a blog post since November 6, 2014.  Today we are officially starting again in 2015.   I also wanted to take the time to…

There is No Failure

There Is No Failure

When you engage in the process of self-discovery you come to a realization that there is no failure.  Now, stay with me for a moment.  Often we feel like giving up and of course, you and I consider this to be a sign of failure.  Actually thinking about quitting is not the same as quitting. …

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Living on Purpose

Living on purpose helps you to live full-out with a powerful sense of who you are and what you are meant to accomplish.  Of course you cannot live on purpose if you do not understand your reason for being here on earth.  Have you ever wondered: “what is my reason for being here on earth?” …

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Life Lessons From Trees

What life lessons can you learn from trees? In our community several trees have become infected and have to be cut down in order to stop the disease process. We have several maple trees in our front yard that are now diseased. The other morning I was asleep when I heard this horrible grinding noise.…

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Running With Eagles

Have you ever wondered about the number of  lessons you can learn from simply observing your surroundings? One of the activities that my family enjoys is observing nature and gleaning those life lessons you can see through these observations. My husband and my daughter were driving to our house and suddenly a flock of wild…