Pondering Category

Tuesday Talk…How do I put God above my spouse and children?

Tuesday Talk is about YOU… 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 […]

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3 things I learned from a mouse in a barbeque…

The weather has been phenomenal here in the Pacific NW. Last week at baseball practice we were having a barbeque to celebrate our All-Star kids. A friend and I pulled the old barbeque from the field shed. As we were chatting, I opened the lid and to our surprise, a small innocent mouse leaped into […]

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The place between comfort and meaning

In a letter to his son, Eduard (1930), Albert Einstein wrote: “People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.” Victor Frankl, the renowned, Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist and best-selling author of, Man’s Search for Meaning would call this forward movement, the search for meaning, the pursuit of a […]

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A book review…How to Love your Crazy Family: 52 Quick Reads for No Ordinary Days

How to Love your Crazy Family: 52 Quick Reads for No Ordinary Days, by Angela Howard is just that…out of the ordinary. It is not the typical devotional book or daily read that you see right now collecting dust on your nightstand. This book tackles real everyday problems, questions and family dilemmas, illustrated by (laugh […]

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Tuesday Talk…Does encouragement look different for different people?

Tuesday Talk is about YOU… 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 […]

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Tip of the Day: Everyone needs a “Veil Lifter”…

Everyone needs a “Veil Lifter” in their life. With the sun shining this past week and a promising forecast, I decided it was time to pull out my summer clothes.  My first try was my summer shorts. Too tight to wear. I thought, no matter, I needed new ones anyways. But to my chagrin, when […]

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I have a dream but no one believes in me…

  Tuesday Talk is about YOU… 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 […]

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How I learned the meaning of Motherhood…

How I learned the meaning of Motherhood… The first time I remember learning the meaning of Motherhood happened at the age of ten when I was told by a relative that the only reason my parents married was because my mother was pregnant with me. In that moment, I learned that motherhood was shame, it was brokenness. That Motherhood was […]

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Tuesday Talk – Extroverts & Introverts

Tuesday Talk is about YOU! 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 […]

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What gathers us together…Part 3

Today I had the privilege to write part 3 in the series, What gathers us together, posted on UnitedByLove blog. Each are vignettes of our thoughts on gathering…quick but powerful reads! Enjoy! She gathered together her friends and neighbors and said, “Rejoice with me!” Why do we gather…we gather together to rejoice in a life found in Christ. […]

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