Something New

Something New

You may have noticed, things look a bit differently around here. As shared recently, there’s been a lot of changes happening these days. Self-employment adventures, turning the corner on a new decade, and now, moving to New Haven (among other things.) So, in honor of all of these changes, I felt like it was time […]

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In the process

I’m a big picture person. Details are part of the big picture, and when they are distorting the picture they arrest my notice. However, in an overall balanced picture, the details to me become blurry and insignificant. I work best when I’m given a picture of where we’re going, then the freedom to figure out […]

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And then came change

A great portion of our lives is made up of the commonplace and mundane. We wake, work, hopefully play a little and go back to sleep. We relate with others, deal with issues, and grow. But every now and then something catapults us into the next stage of life. Maybe it’s a birthday, maybe it’s […]

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Go on, pick on me.

I’ve been feeling a little picked on lately. This, historically, has not been a preferred experience of mine. In fact, it tends to be one that I push back against. (Hey, I’m the youngest child in a family of 5… I’ve had to survive my fair share of picking.) However, this morning while contemplating the […]

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It’s a date

Navigating the world of relationships can a rewarding, but arduous task – and rightly so. Think of all of the variables you must sort through: differences in gender, culture, connotation of terms, personality, finances, spiritual understandings, character qualities, family backgrounds, beliefs and baggage. With all of that, it’s a wonder anyone has successful long term […]

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Soak it out

Have you ever felt like you were sitting in a bowl of hot water? Like you’re being plunged into a steaming vat of just short of scalding liquid? Like something was being slowly burned out of you? I have, both figuratively and literally the past few weeks. Three weeks ago I had a birthday party, […]

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Guide me with Your eye

There are some things which we ask for once, receive, and move on. But many of our requests and needs, both in life and in our spiritual walks, require daily attention. There are a few prayers I’ve been praying for a really long time, and while I belive that God has answered them, it always […]

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Honest Optimism

Our words hold incredible power, I don’t deny it. It a simple fact that many of us leak negativity out in every sentence. This often leads to self-fulfilled prophecies and more negativity. So what’s the answer to this problem? Is it not so simply speak more positively? Well, maybe, but maybe not. I’ve been struck […]

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Muscle Memory

I’ve been teaching music lessons for 7 years now. It was one of those things that I never imagined, even scoffed at the idea of doing. However, it’s become my primary occupation… cause that’s just how God likes to work. Teaching is a great learning experience. First off, you are quickly reminded of all that […]

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Best check your priorities!

Right now I’m sitting in a little cafe waiting for my lunch of breakfast crepes. I’m sipping cranberry juice and soaking in the energy of the surroundings. Here I am on a Monday afternoon… All I can think is, my life is amazing. I mean, how many people get to sit in a cafe eating […]

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