How to Make our Moments Matter

It’s funny how life changes.  One day, we’re climbing uphill, working, maybe raising children, helping parents, doing what we think we should. Then we look up and realize we’ve moved to the downhill side of life. How do we make our downhill moments matter? Walking quickly with our dog Louie on a cold and blustery …

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How to Encourage God’s Way

Encouragement comes in many forms: a gentle word, a heartfelt talk or gesture, or even tough grace as a friend calls helping us stay accountable. I’ve often taken a blunter approach and don’t always encourage God’s way. Like it or not, I frequently tell people what to do. Sometimes it’s helpful and needed; other times, …

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Be Careful What You Ask For & How to Find the Answer

Be careful what you ask for. In a recent newsletter, my lack of motivation in this season was our topic of discussion. So many of you replied and resonated with the message I asked God to show me what He wanted next. I wasn’t motivated and wanted answers. Then I had a nightmare. Again, be …

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The Secret is Perseverance

It’s officially summer, yet it’s different, disappointing, and difficult in many ways. There are big issues like a persistent pandemic and tensions rising with the temperatures. Then there are “littler” everyday issues that seem like they shouldn’t be important, yet are to us. So how do we cope or even enjoy a different kind of …

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Look for the Signs: How to Find What is Needed

When unsure of your path, it’s important to look for the signs. The other day we ventured out for fresh air, exercise and a walk on a nature path. We had never been here, didn’t have a map, and honestly, this lack of preparation was a bit outside my comfort zone! But stretching ourselves seems …

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