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speak life

I read that humans need to experience positive feelings three times as often as negative feelings to maintain a positive mood. I would counter that for writers that ratio might be much higher. Exposing my written words to public scrutiny is worse than dreaming about...

where you lead

In 2020, we got a new puppy about six weeks before the dark time when all there was to do was sit through Zoom meetings and walk our dogs seventeen times a day. Back then, I wrote about how my stubborn puppy refused to walk if anyone but her was holding her leash....

lessons from turtles

I accidentally started a worm farm. It’s not as weird as it sounds. I added some red wigglers to my compost bins to aid decomposition a few years ago, and their population exploded. It’s been a win-win situation because I have great compost, and my four box turtles...

available moves

If you’ve read any of my posts or met me in person, you know I struggle with fear. I believe the Bible when it says “do not be afraid” 365 times, but I’m the reason God had to repeat it over and over. One day I was playing mahjong on my phone....

your okayest yes

The bookstore is flooded with self-help titles urging us (women especially) to only say “YES” to the most valuable things in life that play to our strengths. While I’m a huge proponent of limiting the things that eat up our time and headspace, only...

my roadblock to blessing is me

If you’ve known me longer than five minutes, then you’re already aware that I have a deficiency. I lack patience for all the things. There are several (pretty much all) of the fruits of the Spirit of which I could use a double helping, but patience is the...