Shake! Shake! Shake!

Shake! Shake! Shake! https://vimeo.com/84987775

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Someplace to Tell the Truth

Someplace to tell the truth. Venice, Italy hosts a wonderful event every year, Venezia di Carnivale. Everyone wears a mask and dresses in elaborate costumes.  Identities are very well hidden. All of us wear masks of one sort or another. Instead of a mask, our disguise could be clothing, make-up, facial expressions, superficial conversation, personality…

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You Can’t Get Anything Done!

You Can't Get Anything Done! As a friend and I worked together to pull together a non-profit corporation, there were times we both felt inadequate and so overwhelmed.  Who in the world were we to think we could organize all of this and end up with something that actually works well? Sometimes we felt as…

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Ditch the Comparison

Ditch the comparison. Let's face it, running with the herd can feel very comfortable.  Breaking out from the herd can bring you to a very interesting crossroads. When I moved to a new home and neighborhood at age 11, I had to make choices. The pressure was on to conform and blend in but for me it…

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Trash Talking

Trash talking The negative loop playing in your head might sound something like this: I'm too stupid. My body is ugly. No one likes me. What good am I to anyone? I'm not good enough. I am worthless. I have no talent. And on and on… But…God says… He has a purpose for you. He…

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Disorganized, Cranky and Unfocused

Disorganized, cranky and unfocused I was asked a question recently and before I gave the answer, my conversation took a little trip of it own into six or seven different areas, none of which answered the original question! After those detours, I finally provided the answer. Unfocused?  Nah. My mind simply travels in several directions…

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Life Connections

Life connections. Walking into a women's Bible study group as a first time visitor was downright scary. All eyes were on me which is never a comfortable feeling. Oy.   What I expected to happen was the sharing of stories by the other women. I wanted to hear how they survived loss or how they handled the…

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Unbiblical and Downright Crazy

Unbiblical and Downright Crazy You know, until 2 years ago, I had not read this verse: "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart, I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."  Jeremiah 1:4-5 As we live this life, throughout our career, school, life,…

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Burn Those Ships!

Burn those ships! "You never finish anything!" "Maybe you'll lose the weight once you get a little taller." "He's not your type." "This is my house, not yours – don't forget it!" These comments are just a few of the type that family may spew and all of it cuts to the core.  What they…

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Managing Your Image or Your Soul?

In the book, “Replenish – Leading from a Healthy Soul”, author Lance Witt quotes a gentleman he met who said, “The older I get, the less concern I have with what I have or have not done and the more concern I have for what I have or have not become.” What are you concerned…

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