Ride His Wave

I sense it before I see it. Building beyond, suddenly the swell swiftly lifts me. If I fight, it tosses me every which way. But if I let go and ride the wave, pure joy abounds. Bodysurfing ocean waves with my daughter reminds me. I want to teach her (and remind myself) not only about …

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When We Need Help Anticipating Advent

I’m thrilled to welcome my friend Crystal Twaddell as our guest today. Crystal’s warm heart to encourage and uplift is obvious here in her beautiful words on anticipation. Enjoy as we anticipate our King! Anticipation is such a gift! Every year we join the world in celebrating Advent and counting down the arrival of Christmas…the …

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Who to Follow

I knew where I was going, I thought. The incomplete map used to arrive was difficult to follow. So on the way home, I decided upon a more familiar path. But a few wrong turns made me increasingly uncomfortable. Neck hairs standing at attention, nothing was familiar and the map was useless. Every turn increased …

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God is in the Stuffing

One bite and tears welled in my eyes. It wasn’t hers but it was the best I could do. As tears streamed down, memories flooded back. Not just the taste of Mom’s Thanksgiving stuffing, but of God’s never ending presence.  Amid illness, loss, and Mom’s stuffing, one thing was constant: God. We buried both Mom …

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Even if the Healing Never Comes

I’m interrupting our Holiday Wellness Plan for a very special guest post from my pastor, mentor, and friend, Rev. Kenton Wendorf.  He embodies my approach to wellness:  we can be well, whatever our circumstance. His inspiring faithful walk through a difficult situation has inspired me and many others.  I’m thrilled to share his wise wellness observations …

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