Why I’m Thankful for the Light

I made a huge purchase decision this weekend. In the dark. I couldn't see the car I committed to drive for the next three years. Assuming I knew what I would receive, I signed the contract and drove home. When the light dawned on my mistake the next day, I felt…

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Faith in the Lonely Places

Less than two months ago, a move ripped me from my comfort zone. Church family, neighbors, and favorite spots disappeared into the horizon as a truck too small to hold our home carried us northward. In just a few hours, the temperature chilled ten degrees. Familiar people and landmarks vanished like…

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Top 5 Ways to Find Encouragement

Despite growing access to supportive resources, humankind seems more discouraged than ever. We connect via screens to thousands and still feel isolated. Innovations provide new ways to ease our lifestyles each year, but the harried pace only intensifies. In the disconnected, busy chaos of our existence, meaning and hope wither. Though…

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Vacation with Vitality: Natural Refreshment

  I won't pose as a great outdoorswoman. I'm a okayish indoorswoman, at best. But something in me yearns to unlock myself from walls, to venture out of my citiscape, and let my skin drink rays not filtered through a window pane. Nature refreshes the soul. When we immerse ourselves in…

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Refresh Your Spirit

  In preparation for Easter, we'll continue our series this week to highlight revitalizing our spirituality. We've discussed mental, social, and physical health. These integrated parts of life weave together as a skin over the most vital substance of self--our core essence. [bctt tweet="Well being begins and ends with the state…

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Heart Health at All Levels, Part 1

  First in our series, we'll consider physical wellness. Let's discuss how to make great habits for long term heart health. Check out my life coaching page if you're interested in customizing personal steps toward optimizing your overall well-being. Sleep Water Nutrition Exercise Stress Management How do you plan to improve…

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Need More Rest?

Know any early birds? Research has yet to explain why certain people spring from bed to greet each morning with energetic zeal. For their safety, I avoid rooming with these anomalies at conferences. Meditation, attitude-adjusting prayer, and ten ounces of dark roast must pass my lips before conversation with chipper risers.…

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Dark eyes

Bruise hollows deepen my eye sockets. Despite attempts at heat-styling, my locks frazzle. I slouch before the mirror and marvel at the unkempt stranger glaring back at me.When darkness surrounds the eyes, the body sinks into shadow.¬†Matthew 6:23 piques my interest. Drained strength correlates with grey-shrouded lids the way focus aligns…

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