What I Learned from “Driving Miss Daisy”

March 18, 2013

It’s hard to relax when our personal satisfaction hinges on what someone else does or doesn’t do–or does or doesn’t believe. Doesn’t he know it could work better if he just listened to my plan? Doesn’t she get it?  If you’re a little muddled about how over-helping, perfectionism and playing God are linked, you’re not [...]

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Over-Helping is Not Loving

February 27, 2013

During February I’ve been thinking about LOVE–and noticing how some in our Christian culture view married-love. There seems to be a mini-epidemic of spousal-obsession that gives way to over-helping, people-pleasing and just plain “fixing.” (Okay, if you want to call it codependency, go ahead! And yes, it can be done with lots of words or [...]

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How Mature Is Your Love?

February 12, 2013

Ahhh. It’s LOVE week. All is well. Or is it? If you’re like some lovers, you may sense that one or both of you are trying too hard to control how the other one expresses love. Instead of increasing intimacy, it pushes you apart. So what’s up? Okay, no one is perfectly loving 24/7. Yet, you [...]

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Stop Just Letting Life Happen to You!

January 30, 2013

“I feel so unfocused and disorganized!” said my friend Laura. She had been downsized from her job, moved, and was trying to decide whether to get married again. “How can I manage all this change?”  she asked. “It’s hard for me to be intentional. What in the world that is, anyway?”    Perhaps like Laura, [...]

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Sneak Peek at My New Website

January 17, 2013

I did it! I lollygagged. Just like I wrote about in my last blog post. I honored my agreement with myself and my husband and I played, laughed, slept, read, enjoyed and made memories with Richard–on my prolonged get-away in November and December.  It was lovely… Refreshing… Fun… Rejuvenating… And again I’m assured that God [...]

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Playing and Lollygagging!

November 16, 2012

“What about spending time producing nothing but adrenaline, laughter, memories? What about spending some of the day in sheer, unapologetic uselessness–not just ceasing from our utilitarian existence, but turning it right on its head?” writes Mark Buchanan in his relief-packed book, The Rest of God.  That’s what I plan to do! On my vacation. I [...]

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Somebody Cares about YOU!

November 9, 2012

  Love this photo! And the flower. And most of all the life-changing message of this Bible verse. Just one thing: It is Matthew 6:30, not Matthew 6:20. Hey, I made a mistake when I created this and now I can’t change it. I don’t have the computer program anymore. But God still loves me, [...]

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Imperfect, But Relieved!

October 23, 2012

I’m feeling pretty imperfect right now. Fallible. Flawed. Tired. Small. Tonight I read the following words from the chapter titled “Doesn’t God Want Me to Be Perfect?” in my book, The Relief of Imperfection and I sighed with relief. So I thought I’d share it with you. What’s your response?  It is God’s plan to partner [...]

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I’m Tired. God’s Not!

October 13, 2012

I’m tired. Maybe you are, also. Yet God isn’t tired. He never feels too exhausted to paint His sky brilliant blue or toss white clouds in for contrast. Every day He creates a majestic creative masterpiece in the Colorado mountains whether I’m there or not. (And I’m not often, since I live in the entirely [...]

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Enjoying God’s Brilliance at Grand Canyon

September 30, 2012

I don’t have adequate words to express the delight, gratitude and pure fun that I experience while gazing at the Creative Brilliance of God. So I’ll let the photos I took at the Grand Canyon last weekend and Scripture help me. “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains [...]

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