Come on, Jump In!

“Mom, are you going to come in? Come on, Mom!” My daughter calls to me from the pool.  My perennial reply is “when I’m hot, I’ll come in.”  The cool water refreshes me after warming on a lounge chair in the summer sun.  I usually wade in, slowly getting used to the water.  But if …

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Finding Joy

Don’t you love when life confirms what you already know?  This often happens with science confirming Biblical truths. I imagine God laughing when this happens. It’s similar to when kids finally understand something parents have been saying for years.  Suddenly, someone else tells them the same thing and it’s an amazing revelation! As I was …

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How ARE you?

How are you?  Our reply to this common greeting speaks volumes about our inner wellness.  The most common response is good, fine or maybe even living the dream!  Other times, we fib a little, saying we’re fine when we’re anything but.  When tired, anxious, sad, or stressed, we think no one really wants to know …

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When the Bottom Drops Out

Just before you step into the clear capsule three stories above the ground, the lifeguard says “arms crossed tight across your chest like this,” making an X with her arms to demonstrate.  “Now cross your feet and enjoy the ride!”  Her smile is the last thing seen as the floor drops and you fly through …

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Move into What’s Next

“I never thought I’d be here.  Now what?”  This thought rattled around my head when my life seemingly derailed.  I was speeding along but had no idea to where.  The tracks were gone and I was hurtling into a different future than planned.  Have you been on this same train?  If life doesn’t look like …

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