Pondering Category

Shoot for the moon Monday!

Today is Monday. The name Monday is derived from the Old English word, monadeag – “moon-day”. It is a day of new beginnings, a day of creation and innovation. Today is the day you look the world in the eye and dream bigger, try harder, and live better than you ever have before. Monday required […]

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Waiting isn’t a four letter word after all…

                                                                            Waiting for New Year by Arseniy-Semyonov I am not a patient person. Maybe you understand? Waiting has never been a character trait I have embraced. Even as a small child, I was on the go. Ask my mom, they called me the “go, go, girl” even when I was in my mom’s belly. The positive […]

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Is self-importance killing your soul?

“If your soul is unhealthy, you can’t help anyone.” Dallas Willard I am currently reading John Ortberg’s, Soul Keeping: Caring for the most important part of you. Somewhere along the line, John wrote a few sentences on how self-importance can kill the soul. These words had more impact on me then the entire book. Sometimes […]

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The 13th Disciple…What does it mean to follow Jesus?

The Rich Young Ruler came to Jesus and asked what it would take to follow Him and receive eternal life. Jesus replied, “’If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.’ But when the young man heard […]

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Would you believe me if I told you that recognition is more important than love?

In a 60 minutes interview, Lesley Stahl reported on a new show called “Alive55 + and Kickin” in Harlem. Inspired by Vi Higginsen – Mama Foundation for the Arts, Vi’s vision was to bring real people, not trained actors, over the age of 55 to the stage to tell their stories through song. During the […]

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#LikeAGirl

What we teach our children shapes their gender identity, their self-confidence, their worth, and their ability to walk in a life of calling and purpose as an adult. Whether you are male or female, be empowered today to be who God created you to be!

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Does Anyone Else Gain Weight by Pinning Sweet Treats on Pinterest?

Over the holidays a mysteriously thing happened. I gained 10 pounds but didn’t bake or eat any of the sweet treats I dreamed about while pinning them to my Christmas dessert board on Pinterest. Is it possible to gain weight by merely looking at food? At closer examination, my extra holiday weight probably occurred from […]

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Talk Tuesday…A Series on Balance (Blog 4 – Balancing the Boat)

Every Tuesday we engage in one big question, topic or idea. You are invited to write in with a suggestion you want to share. I surely do not have all the answers but know that together we can generate some great conversation and have fun in the process. (Feel free to post your topics, questions, […]

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A Heart Shaped Raindrop for You…

This morning I vowed to get organized. I am famous for writing reminders, blog ideas, or parts of speaking scripts on anything that is in front of me. It might be the computer, but it might also be a napkin, the back of a receipt, or my hand.  I told my husband, Mark, “Today is the day! I am going to create […]

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Talk Tuesday…A Series on Balance (Blog 3 – Balance or Greatness)

Every Tuesday we engage in one big question, topic or idea. You are invited to write in with a suggestion you want to share. I surely do not have all the answers but know that together we can generate some great conversation and have fun in the process. (Feel free to post your topics, questions, […]

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