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All My Ducks in a Row

The choreography was exquisite, the music sublime, the costumes impeccably matched to the performance. All that remained was for the participants to learn their parts. At first, they did— with wonder and awe they stepped onto the stage, they wobbled and toppled, and got up and tried again. They stretched beautifully here and leaped elegantly there, moving effortlessly with the […]

Inspired Living

Lately, my life has been more reactive than proactive. More surviving than thriving. More of an in-a-rut than in-a-rhythm kind of living. I’m over it. I don’t want to feel stuck anymore and while my circumstances haven’t changed, I need to change. I need to live life inspired. I get stuck when I am not excited about what I am […]

Do You Live in a Grace-Filled or Shame Based Environment?

“Shame on you!” The words ricocheted through her heart, the tears falling fast. She had heard these words spoken many times in her childhood, but was unprepared to hear them again as a grown woman. But maturity had taught her a few things and this time, she didn’t hear the words in the same way. As she prayed about her […]

Impress or Inspire

Do I do what I do to impress others or to inspire them? This is a question that I ask frequently of myself. In the past, I have  answered it based on the ways I assumed others would answer it. Did she think I was trying to get attention for myself? Did he think I was trying to prove something? […]

What is Success?

Success means recognizing which (part of a job) belongs to me as I depend on Christ and which part belongs to others. The best way to sabotage my own success is to be obsessed with someone else’s. ~Emily P. Freeman, Simply Tuesday I’ve been thinking about success a lot lately. I guess this is what happens when you enter middle […]