Words shape worlds. Language is a gift. Wrapping language around ideas, beliefs, and emotions allows us to shape the world in which we live. Bringing things to speech helps us heal and express our journey through brokenness toward wholeness and freedom. These articles are authentic interactions with the process of transformation. May they encourage you in your low places and challenge you in your comfort zones. Mostly, I pray my words will provoke thought and prompt reflection. Live on purpose, friends.

I Got Audited!

I Got Audited!

I stood there holding the letter in my hand, and the bottom fell out of my stomach. “I’m being audited,” I said out loud, even though no one was in the room. Now, here’s the thing: I do my best to comply with regulations and requirements. I own a business, and there...

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(Not) Smooth Sailing

(Not) Smooth Sailing

Many believe that when something is God’s will, there will be nothing but smooth sailing ... everything will just line up and fall into place.Tell that to Joseph, or Daniel, or Job. Ask Paul or John the Baptist if that theology panned out for them.Struggle doesn’t...

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I don’t Feel Like Forgiving!

I don’t Feel Like Forgiving!

Peter asked Jesus how many times he needed to forgive someone who sinned against him. Then he gave what felt like a BIG number. "Up to seven times?" I picture Jesus looking at Peter with a twinkle in his eyes, shaking his head and chuckling as he answered, "No, Peter,...

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Reflection Honors Experience

Reflection Honors Experience

Without really knowing how, I have developed my intuition through the years to the place where I trust it profoundly. It serves me reliably. I have discovered that my habit of reflection is a key element in that development. I regularly process my thoughts,...

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Dial of Gratitude

Dial of Gratitude

I am grateful every day. Even days when I don't feel particularly grateful, I practice gratitude. Today I have a heightened awareness of the things for which I am grateful. I have a new reason which causes me to be humbly, supremely grateful. When the season is sunny,...

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Truly Fruitful Life

Truly Fruitful Life

Whenever you see a truly fruitful life, rest assured that this is not the result of luck or chance. What they make look effortless took them years to master. Something dear to them has been sacrificed in private. They have endured the valley of the shadow, walked...

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God’s Glory Re-covers

God’s Glory Re-covers

The best road to recovery is when God's glory re-covers you in the wounded or broken area. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." - 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) Take heart. No matter how damaged...

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Shift Your Thinking

Shift Your Thinking

Every time you attempt to shift your thinking and step into a new reality (and I do mean EVERY time), a situation will arise to challenge you, seeking to force you back into old thought patterns. Something will present a contradiction, strong enough to break your...

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Being Made New in God’s Grace

Being Made New in God’s Grace

On your road from fragmentation to integration, you will encounter people, places, and things that will stir the pot of what you are processing, bring up feelings you thought you had dealt with, and maybe even trigger a behavioral response that feels out of nowhere....

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Processed Pain Can Yield Indescribable Joy

Processed Pain Can Yield Indescribable Joy

Your capacity to endure is far greater than you think. Every hard thing you have ever faced and withstood has expanded you ... but not just for pain, also for joy!What has stretched you until you thought you would break has created space where you can receive...

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