My 50th Birthday

I can’t believe I’m 50. My family and I celebrated in Winter Park. I made a little video to capture the party my Bible Study threw for me, and the fun we had in the mountains. I don’t deserve all these good things but I’m so grateful. ...
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The Number One Thing Smart People Do When They Bump Into Life’s Roadblocks

      Years ago I was at a workshop. Myself and about 25 other participants were blindfolded. We were escorted into a cafeteria where a makeshift maze had been created from chairs, pylons, and ropes.   The instructions were: “Hold onto the rope, there is a way out, and if you need help raise your hand.”     One by one we clung to our ropes, inching ourselves...
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How the Smallest Acts of Kindness Can Change a Life

I’m an early riser. When I wake, it’s usually dark. I like to lie there, listening to my husband breathe, and let my mind wander for 10 -15 minutes. I reflect on people, situations, and memories, and I pray. This morning two memories came up: In 2009 my daughter spent a semester in Maastricht, in The Netherlands. It was part of a study abroad program through Baylor University.   Besides...
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How My Community Helped Me Forgive

    “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.” ~Louis Smedes   For years I had been consumed with venom towards a special enemy. To protect the person involved I won’t go into the specific details. Our family had been generous to a woman, Jane, who was going through a hard time. After a long period it began to feel like our generosity was being...
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My Ten Most Popular Blog Posts

Just for fun I checked out my google analytics to see what my most popular blog posts were.   Here they are in order of popularity:   1. Life Code by Dr. Phil – a book review 2. Ten Things I Learned in My 40s That I Wish I Knew in My 20s and 30s 3. Momastery Blog 4. Taking Charge of Your Marriage 5. Behavioral Approach to Counseling 6. Reel Therapy 7. The Surprising Happiness...
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