Life

Five Second Friday: Seven of My Favorite Quotes

God is using all of your experiences, both good and bad, to develop your character to match your calling. You never know how God will use you until you let Him. –Lysa Terkeurst We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they [...]

The New Normal

The east side of Austin, Texas, 16 years ago wasn’t a place you might want to go walking with a stranger, even in broad day light. Ask me to go there, and I might have said no. It was election season and a presidential campaign was in full force. Ask me to go door to door to talk about candidates [...]

What does McFly know?

Did you know today is Back to the Future Day? You know, in the movie “Back to the Future Part II,” Marty McFly travels to October 21, 2015, to save his children, yet to be born in “Back to the Future’s” 1985. In the movie, they had a vision of a year that was still more [...]

Seeing Kathy

She walked quickly past the workout room. She was back. When I caught her glance I gave a giant waive as Kathy stopped at the door. My sweet friend, in her 80’s had been a faithful student in my cardio step class for years. The bag she toted was her trademark and she’d wheel that long handled [...]

Diagnosis: IDIOT Syndrome

Have you heard about it? Impulsive Digital Isolationist Obsessive Tendency, it’s called IDIOT Syndrome. It surrounds us all. We’re consumed by our texting, talking, gaming, Instagramming, tweeting, and Facebooking. That absorbed look of combined urgency, importance, and disconnection from the [...]

Living A Life By Divine Design

In a room with 100 people, I soaked in the words spoken by our ministry leaders who flew me and my colleagues half way across the country for a day of professional and personal development, my mind focused in on those words, divine design. As I read my notes the day after, I ponder. Oh how I drift [...]

5 Fall Reads

I’ll be honest, I’ve never loved reading. Even in school it was a task for me. Today in this busy over technological world of ours, it’s hard to make time to read. So my reading list this fall is short and the subject matter is only about what I love. Reading about my passions; [...]

Laughter Does a Heart Good

How many times this week did you laugh? I mean really have a gut buster? I must have laughed until I cried at least three times this week and while at work! I wonder are certain personalities predisposed to laughter? What makes you laugh? I’m not talking about the fake kind. I’m talking about [...]

Days of Pink

October ushers in many things that I love and one of those is breast cancer awareness month. It is said that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the horrific disease. One of my life’s greatest blessings was working as a volunteer for Susan G. Komen for six years. I had the honor of leading the PR [...]

Cultured From the Country

Tonight I heard a great interview on NPR with a chef who was born in Israel and raised in Philadelphia. One of the topics discussed was how his culture was present in his up bringing in America. That got me thinking about how challenging it must be raising kids in our culture, but providing culture [...]
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