Prayer (in a time of) Crisis

I planned to write about prayer today, but I can’t pray. This hasn’t happened in a while. But it pops up often enough that I thought I’d mention it rather than sweeping it under the rug and doing a cut/paste post from one of the dozens of talks I’ve given on this subject during easier […]

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How (and why) would I read the Bible?

It’s a fair question. It’s a complicated book. Here are my thoughts on why it’s so very worth the effort. I love the Bible. It took me quite a while to get a handle on it. And yet when you dive in and ask for God’s help, something supernatural kicks in.  It’s inspiring and exciting, […]

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On a personal note…

We should talk about heaven. Yesterday I wrote a whole post about the upside of following Jesus without mentioning heaven, because until recently, heaven seemed more like a “bonus with purchase” add-on item than the reason I invested faith in the first place. I have crystal clear memories of how frustrated I’d get whenever a […]

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Do we really need the Jesus part?

Do we really need the Jesus part of faith? In a word, Yes. I know, I know. But stick with me … Yesterday we talked about the truth that God loves us. That He created us and is exceedingly pleased with His excellent work. But I also hinted at the reality that just three chapters […]

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How I’m getting through

I made a mistake yesterday. I was in the grocery store, and I turned my cart the wrong way down one of the aisles that have now been designated THIS WAY and DO NOT ENTER to keep us safe as we procure food in quarantine. A woman blocked me with her cart and yelled at […]

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They’re Just Not That Into Us

This morning I tried to write the post I promised about what we’d do differently if we adopted again, but I couldn’t make it come together. I realized that I’m still WAY too angry that we weren’t given more accurate preparation to write that sort of advice quite yet. I’ll get there, but it’s a […]

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And then she couldn’t sleep…

I may have been a little glib on the sleep thing yesterday. I didn’t mean to be. You know what happened last night, right? How I went to bed nice and early and then… couldn’t sleep?   Sigh. Also, grrrr…. Not sleeping is one of my LEAST favorite things. Yours too, probably, unless you’re at […]

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Sleep: A Love Story

When I was in law school, some students thought it was cool to brag about how they’d been up all night studying in their library carrels. A few even brought in pillows. In a moment of wisdom that was pretty rare for me back then, I thought, Wow, that is the dumbest thing I’ve ever […]

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Stow the Broccoli

  One of my goals is to not hate my life. Inspiring, right? (Watch for my motivational stickers & t-shirts, coming soon!) When I’m in a good place, I shift the language and ask God to help me enjoy my life.  This requires a significant amount of Divine help…and some cooperation by me. Remember a […]

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Dance Fun Happiness

I sat down to write this post 2 hours ago, but ended up making an epic playlist instead. I call it DANCE FUN HAPPINESS…which is redundant, of course. I have no dance-related playlists that aren’t fun or happy (for example, there’s no “BALLET BARRE WITH EXTENDED FRAPPE SECTION” or “POLKA PRACTICE FOR PORTLY PEOPLE”) but […]

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