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YOGA PANTS AND MAKING ROOM

I began 2018 in a plane on the way to Prague. I was on my way to help with a Battle for the Heart event in the Czech Republic. Because of the in country travel we would be doing, I was challenged to fit everything I needed into a carry on suitcase. Seriously? I had several issues with that. First, it’s cold in Prague! Cold weather clothes are bulkier and take up more space. Second, I’m a girl! My makeup, beauty products, hair dryer, etc. are important!

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How Full Is Your Bucket?

I am reminded of a wonderful book I read years ago entitled “How Full is Your Bucket?” by Tom Rath. The basic premise of this inspirational read is that each of us has a bucket that is being either filled or depleted as we engage the world.

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No Holding Back

Next summer I will celebrate 25 years of being married to a man I’m absolutely head-over-heels in love with. I’ve told him I’d like to exchange vows again – just the two of us – because really, when you commit yourself the first time you have no idea what you’re signing up for.

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While You Are In It

She had asked this question nearly every time I called to report the latest Smith family bomb and one would think that by now I would have been ready with the “right” answer. Alas, I am but a forgetful sheep. After she listened to me, cried with me and reminded me that she loved me she asked… “Have you given thanks?”

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Coming Home to the Larger Story

I realized it was the first day that felt like Fall as I opened the screen door of the main guest house and the crisp air touched my face. Trying to remain silent for the other retreat guests, I lightly stepped across the threshold, and outside onto the deck to discover my three legged cat friend, Rosemary, curled up napping at the break of morning.

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Shifting Perspective

You can’t effectively teach others what you’re not practicing yourself… This is what authentic community can do: create connection and, through it, spur one another on to love and good works.

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All In

Before going through the Battle for the Heart process, I was discipled alongside a best friend by a godly elder’s wife in our church. For just shy of ten years, we spent hours each week drinking tea, sharing our hearts, and urging one another closer and closer to the Father. I had and knew true fellowship.

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