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In Others’ Words: Decide What It’s About

In Others’ Words: Decide What It’s About

  Perspective changes everything. As my husband and I wandered through a local park early one morning before my daughter’s day-long volleyball tournament, I paused in front of this wire bench. The surrounding trellises were mostly bare. What few leaves remained were brittle and brown. The landscape was awash in grays and browns. And it had its own certain beauty. As I stood there, I tho... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Choosing to Live Inside Hope

In Others’ Words: Choosing to Live Inside Hope

Do you know what you hope for? We talked about life themes on Tuesday and I think what we hope for is linked to our life theme. If, as I said in the post two days ago, my life theme is relationships, than I hope for healthy relationships. Loving relationships. Life-giving relationships. Obviously I’m talking about the capital “H”, capital “O”, capital “P”,... Read More »

In Others’ Words: How Do You “Do You”?

In Others’ Words: How Do You “Do You”?

The New Year is two days old. Some of us started 2018 armed with a list of resolutions while others distilled our desire for change down to One Words like trust, kindness, release. Whatever your mode of change, the New Year is prime time for a new you … to a certain point. In the midst of all the New Year-New Me changing and rearranging of our lives, let’s determine to be us. No matter... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Pardon, My Mistake

In Others’ Words: Pardon, My Mistake

  When I was I was in elementary school, I wrote reports. Remember those? The teacher would assign you to write about a certain country — the food they ate, the clothes they wore … occupations … traditions … whatever. I would do my research. Collect my facts on those little lined white index cards. And then, I’d begin writing my paper. Nice and neat. But no matte... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Imagining Change

In Others’ Words: Imagining Change

  I’ve missed you! With all the reclining I’ve done the past two weeks, you might think I’ve been on vacation, but that’s not quite the case. On March 27, I had back surgery for a badly herniated disc. A glimpse of me going to surgery – not literally: As the anesthesiologist was encouraging me to inhale and go to my “happy place,” I debated on where my “happy place” was – beach or mountains? ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Change

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” ~James Baldwin, African-American writer   Let’s take a can change/can’t change look at this quote. Can Change: It’s Wednesday. How’s your week going? Look at that To Do list you scribbled on Monday — or formatted on an Excel spreadsheet, for you uber-organized... Read More »