Faith

Do you notice everyday miracles?

Sometimes we ask God for a sign or look for billboards with a giant arrow to tell us which way to go, but we miss the quiet whispers or the more subtle signposts. Do you notice everyday miracles? I’ve loved this quote for many years. I find that it’s easy to ask God to show me something or point me…

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Lesson from the orchard: when God prunes us

First published on my Pleasant Places blog, May 2010 here. Updated in February, 2016. Lesson from the orchard: when God prunes us. It’s been over seven years since I got a spiritual wake-up call. I knew God was asking me to change. One of the themes was “Figure out what you’re afraid of and get past it.” Me? Afraid? I…

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The best lesson anxiety taught me

As you’ll find out in the book I’m writing, when we had a miscarriage in 2008, it wasn’t the miscarriage itself that caused my life to turn upside down–it was the subsequent anxiety that did. The “miscarriage event” itself lasted about a week but the repercussions lasted years. I still pop a Rescue Remedy now and then and have to…

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How do you hide?

Are you the wallflower or the center of attention?  The fact is, we all hide. The question is… how do YOU hide? Hiding Up Front Are you a person who likes being the center of attention and speaking up front…but who shies away from small-group or one-on-one settings because they make you feel exposed and vulnerable? Or are you someone who…

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