Category Archives: Self-Improvement

Picking Blackberries as a Life Analogy

Recently, my husband and I were on a hunt for wild blackberries in a natural area close to our home. If you’ve ever picked blackberries, you know that flesh wounds are nearly inevitable as the juicy berries are nestled among … Continue reading

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Variety: The Spice of Life … and Writing

Many suggest that picking a niche to blog about is the way to success. They may be right, but I decline to narrow my focus. Here is a look at my wide range of topics. Continue reading

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Do More Better: A (Christian) Productivity Book That Changed My Life

Does your life need more organization? Do you feel you could get more accomplished with a few pointers? Do More Better is a short, powerful book to help with just that. Continue reading

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Planners and Spontaneous People: Honest Thoughts from a Planner

Like oil and water, those that like to plan their schedules in advance and those who operate with nothing but spontaneity don’t mix well. At least under natural circumstances. Planners, of which I am one, like to know what is … Continue reading

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Balancing Humor and Gospel Sober-Mindedness

I love to laugh, be silly and spread humor and ridiculum. It gives me great joy to discover or think up something funny and share it with others. If it makes me laugh, or smile, I figure it might do … Continue reading

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Traveling New Zealand: South Island Majestic Beauty

The first two weeks of 2019 found my husband Mike and I taking a road trip through the stunningly beautiful South Island of New Zealand. The how and why of our ending up there went a little something like this. … Continue reading

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Update on Running Mileage Goal

At the beginning of 2018, I wrote a post outlining my plan to run 500 miles during the course of the year. As of 12/29, I have logged 505* miles! Extremely pleased to have completed one of my goals for … Continue reading

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Personal Reflections from 2018

2018 was a year like no other. Please disregard the fact that can be said about most years. 🙂 This year was unique; this post will explain why as well as a rare backstage pass into the reflections and lessons … Continue reading

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To Emote or To Reason: A Primer for Biblical Thinking

“We are living in a time where people hear with their eyes and think with their feelings.” – Ravi Zacharias In a YouTube/social media driven world, the way we communicate and think has been turned on its head from ages … Continue reading

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A Christmas Prayer

This post is for anyone like me, who sometimes struggles to not only get into the Christmas spirit but fight through the cultural holiday distractions to focus on the meaning of Christmas. This is a prayer I will pray often … Continue reading

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