Announcement: A New Thing!

Hi there, if you found me in the last months or years, thank you for returning! I've been MIA, but I used the time to organize things related to my online presence. That meant saying yes to the hard work of building an (slightly imperfect) editing business site and no to some of the things …

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Believing God: Promises Kept

Twenty-five years ago I didn’t know that being "saved" wasn’t the one-and-done prayer I prayed. I had no idea that life could still be hard after I prayed. And I really didn't know how sweet that relationship with God could be.

“Please, Fence Me In!”

Have you read this yet? Jeff Goins has a way with words, and sometimes he grabs my attention with a topic that arrives right on time. I've been mulling a couple of the points from his post. I don't disagree with the post. The truth is, I'm not thinking about marketing when I'm kicking around …

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Memories: Papa and Teddy Bear Love

My grandfather had a gentle heart, patient Southern drawl, and slow-moving ways. Mommy’s daddy towered over everybody, and his lanky, six-foot-eight frame ducked through doorways when he came to visit. Wet-combed, thin hair lay flat in the morning, but the shorter hairs on top rebelled as the day went on. Every memory is filled with …

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Water, Water, Everywhere…

As I reflect on my life, I’m sensitive to something I’ve glossed over more recently. As I explore it, bear with me. Maybe we’ll discover something unique and useful as we go. I was thinking about water—different kinds of water. Water can be completely still in stagnant puddles. It can be strong and forceful in  …

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Remembering with Purpose

Do you wonder how a collection of my memories could be useful in your life? I’ve walked circles around that question and come to a sweet pause—the path diverges right there. I’ve gawked at the train wrecks in my storyline, captivated by the damage and long-term consequences. That never led to healing, transformation, or victory. …

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Exploring the Gift of Memory

Early memories are somehow indelible and nearly transparent. How surreal! I recall some of the images as crisp as today. The rest is faded and far away. It’s right here and just beyond the border of remembrance all at once. It all swirls into a brilliant mix of incredible and wonderful and frustrating. We have …

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