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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Abide in Joy

“And so, my children, listen to me, for all who follow my ways are joyful.  Listen to my instruction and be wise.  Don’t ignore it. Joyful are those who listen to me, watching for me daily at my gates, waiting for me outside my home! For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from …

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Better Management Lessons

Rolling and rolling, it picked up steam as I desperately tried to slow its increasing pace.  I’d briefly grab hold, but the sheer force was too strong causing me to stumble and tumble all over again. Lately, I’ve felt buried under an avalanche of commitments, projects, and multiple unexpected events.  Not allowing enough margin has …

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Habits of Joy

Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. ~Ephesians 5:1-2 (NLT) Fall and the holidays left me spent. I’m still digging out from …

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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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