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I told my brother-in-law that I don’t like universal statements because they all break down at some point. He said, “you just made one.” Wow. So as much as I am guilty of it, I still don’t like them and will work to stop repeating them. I came across a Wayne Dyer quote online the other day and it did not sit right with me. It reads, “Everything you do is based on the choices you make. It’s not your parents, your past relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument, or your age that is to blame. You...



We are such a results-oriented people. I don’t necessarily think it’s a bad thing to be working for “results” in all areas of life. I do think everyone needs to make conscious decisions of what type of results we really value. As a young Mom, I was inundated with tips for parenting. Not to mention all the ideas I had absorbed from my family of origin, as we all do. At some point I had to just stop. Stop reading, stop being afraid of screwing up, stop believing that if only I followed this or that specific parenting method, my...


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Proverbs 12:25 “Anxiety weighs down the heart,
  but a kind word cheers it up.” A few years back I facilitated a book study where we used the late Dan Fogelberg’s Along the Road as our theme. “Joy at the start Fear in the journey, Joy in the coming home. A part of the heart Gets lost in the learning Somewhere along the road. Along the road, your path may wander. A pilgrim’s faith may fail. Absence makes the heart grow stronger. Darkness obscures the trail. Cursing the quest, Courting disaster. Measureless nights forebode. Moments of rest, Glimpses of laughter Are...