Rise Above

A mantra can be a powerful reminder of what we truly desire or want to be. One little mantra our family uses has taken on new meaning recently: “rise above”. It’s a simple reminder no matter what or who is causing a problem in our lives, we rise above. We often use it when someone …

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Favorite Books of 2021

What activity transports us to new places, creates new memories, educates and entertains our minds, and encourages our spirit? It’s reading of course! We could say the same about movies or music, but there is something about a good book to engage our imagination, inspire our intellect, and/or refresh our soul. In the past year, …

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Faith means understanding we won’t always understand

Discussing loss, unfair situations, and why bad things happen to good people, I recently shared with a friend: “I’ve come to understand I won’t always understand.” Our other friend then added “that’s where faith comes in”. Exactly. Faith means understanding we won’t always understand. God didn’t promise us life would be easy. Actually, Jesus tells …

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Which Way to Turn

Lately, it’s confusing knowing which way to turn. Leaders disagree, plans cancel, and life as expected changes in a blink. But I’ve noticed something about knowing which way to turn. It’s a conscious and/or subconscious choice made thousands of times a day. And it begins with our thoughts. With every thought leading to action, we …

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Refresh The Focus: Stay at Home Tips for Soul, Mind, & Body

“In this time of uncertainty”…this phrase is on a loop lately from businesses announcing closures, people trying to help, and leaders all over the world. It’s true, we are in uncertain times, but honestly, when haven’t we been? It’s time to refresh the focus. Has the future ever been predictable? We guess at behavior and …

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