Category Archives: Personal Growth

Do You Get Tired of All the Blaming?

People don’t move forward by blaming their problems on others. Continue reading

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Why Everyone Needs a Confidant (and How to Get One)

Photo by Cole Hutson on Unsplash John’s wife and two children stared blankly at the living room walls after expending all the tears and angry words they could muster at the moment.  Together they sat wondering, “What happened?”

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The Truth about Feelings

  Have you ever heard the words, “You shouldn’t feel that way?” Do you sometimes feel guilty about your feelings? Life is made up of thoughts, feelings and actions. We know the right way to think (rationally) and the correct … Continue reading

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Do You Need Group Power?

In the beginning God said “It’s not good for the man to be alone” (Gen 2:18) so He created Eve. Before long the first couple landed outside the garden where they struggled with the same hardships and family dysfunctions we … Continue reading

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10 Life Lessons from a 90-Year-Old Who Jumped Out of an Airplane

It’s my pleasure to know a special 90-year old man named Carl. We go to the same church and everyone I know who’s met him loves and admires Carl.  He decided to follow Jesus as a  very young man and … Continue reading

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How One Word Can Make 2018 Better for You

My cousin married a wonderful woman who serves others with boundless energy and thinks deeply at the same time. For years we’ve enjoyed searching conversations that challenge both of us to move beyond our comfort zones.

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How Lighting a Christmas Tree Will Brighten Your Life

Americans love Christmas trees. We see them everywhere now that Thanksgiving is over – on cars, in homes, yards, stores, offices and lobbies.              One enthusiast in Massachusetts got pulled over by state police for … Continue reading

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Want More than “Awesome” from Monday’s Eclipse? Try This.

This picture shows me enjoying Monday’s TOTAL solar eclipse with husband Charlie and others not shown.  Everyone present marveled to see the sun hidden by the moon’s silhouette and experience midday darkness. We all said “Awesome!”

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6 Ways to Thrive (Not Just Survive) after You Fail

photo courtesy of Unsplash Last week I described my friend’s pain after she suffered a setback and thought of herself as a failure. Her suffering caused me to think how badly we need to know and remember the truth about … Continue reading

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Feeling Dumb? Read This to Feel Better!

Photo Credit: <a href=””>Joe Schulz</a> Flickr via <a href=””>Compfight</a> <a href=””>cc</a> A few weeks ago I attended a lunch reunion with a group of friends. The event began joyfully. However, the mood grew somber when one friend revealed that an … Continue reading

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