Monthly Archives: January 2014

Are You Yearning For More?

“Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.” Psalm 37:3 The day opened before me, a blank page of possibility. There was so much I wanted to do. Should I work on this project or that one? I picked up a flyer on my desk announcing a regional women’s event. I considered the volunteer opportunities. Hmm. Maybe I can get involved in something bigger, something beyond my little horizon. What is it in each of us that forever yearns for more? We see “more” smiling from our TV. It jingles on the radio urging us to reach for more. It wriggles under our skin and convinces us that our little patch of land isn’t good enough or big enough. We look at others and envy their success, … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman: Why You Shouldn’t Even Try To “Do It All”

  I’m not Wonder Woman.   I know, you’re shocked, but here’s the thing, and I’ll whisper it so no one else will hear: You’re probably not Wonder Woman either. Or Superman. Or one of the Incredibles. But if you’re anything like me, I’m guessing you already know that. Perhaps donning a Super suit has zapped your strength and focus, too? It’s no mystery why we’re tired, distracted, and confused; we reach for more than we can lift. We take on too much. We tell ourselves, “I can do this and that, and that . . . and that . . . ” We twist and strain to make it work, so we can do it all. Well, I’ve decided to hang up my Super suit, boots, cape, and all. Here’s how it began: I was offered a job … Continue reading

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The Divine Art of Forgiveness

  Shock gave way to disbelief as I listened to the plans a friend shared with a group of us over coffee. My head swiveled towards her. What? I couldn’t have heard her right . . . Without warning, she’d removed me from a position of trust and replaced me with someone she didn’t know well. It didn’t make sense. She took a sip of her coffee, “Yeah, it’s definitely the right thing to do . . . ” I turned away fiddling with some papers to mask my confusion and struggled to make sense of it. True, our relationship had taken a hit over the last year, was still a bit strained in places, but this? Why?  I felt her eyes on me as she continued to talk, trying to justify her … Continue reading

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