Look What Came In The Mail

A box arrived yesterday. It’s the ilybox I had been asked to review.   ily stands for “I Love You.”   So what is it?   It’s a brand new company that strives to give God glory with everything they create and do; a¬†monthly subscription box of love and inspiration through scripture, challenges, and amazing products.   What’s so unique about...
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My Colorado Summer Bucket List

You guys, it’s July 7th! Summer is halfway over. Here’s in Colorado it feels like it just got started. We’ve had so much rain, interspersed with a few sunny days. June was a fun and funky month. I went to Austin, Texas for a wedding, volunteered for Vacation Bible School at our church, and had my 50-year old medical tests (not nearly as bad as every makes them out to...
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The Books I Read The First Half Of 2015

          Here’s the list of books I read starting on January 1st, 2015. I decided not to rate them because if I didn’t think a book was 4 or 5 stars I would have put it down. My favorites were The Girl on the Train, Scary Close, The Fear Cure, And The Good News Is, and Deep Down Dark.¬† 1. Speak by Nish Weiseth Speak, by popular blogger Nish Weiseth, is a...
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What I Said To The Friend Whose Marriage Was On The Rocks

A friend wrote to me the other day to say she and her husband are struggling in their marriage.   Here’s what I wrote back to her:   Hey (friend),   I was just about to sit down and write back and saw your smiley face.   Thanks for trusting me with what’s going on with you and (her husband).   The number one thing that helped me, when I was going through a...
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Life Inside The Fishbowl

While I was swimming around in the ocean of my career as a counselor, author, and teacher I saw what looked like a cool bunch of fish.   It seemed like they were where the action was. I wasn’t looking to get in that cluster but somehow it happened.   At first it was exciting. I was privy to all the news and gossip.   I felt official.   But soon I recognized I was no...
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How I Missed The Forest For The Trees

    Have you ever had the experience of missing something really fun and interesting because it was too close to home? That’s how it is with Golden, Colorado. It’s a fourteen minute drive from my front door and yet I’ve never spent time here, despite living nearby for 25 years!   Oh sure, I’ve done the Coors Brewery tour, a bunch of times. And my husband and...
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