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Peace

There is a scripture that is often used for a lot of card signing and big event celebrations to encourage church-goers. It is found in Proverbs 3:4-5 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge Him,...

Small Beginnings

"Do not despise small beginnings, for God rejoices to see  the work begin." - Zechariah 4:10 Whenever starting something new in life, from yoga to a new job, it is easy to become frustrated with how hard or slow the process seems to move. In Jon Acuff's...

Borrowing and Trading

It doesn't work. And more importantly, you weren't created to borrow or trade. You have your voice for a reason. Your genetic makeup is as it should be. It doesn't mean that you will always recognize your own voice. Your voice can be lost in the hustle, or in the...

Showing Up

"Show up. Hold space. Do the work. Abandon perfection. Flirt with your curiosity. And for the love of the process, keep coming back..." This is a Yogi quote from Lululemon. Showing up and holding space is not the same as showing up, checking it off of the to-do list,...

Making plans

“The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.” - John Suskin  God has a plan and purpose for each of our lives. How do we know what that specific purpose is? How do we know we are even close to living...

The benefits of drinking lemon water.

The list of benefits to starting your day with a warm cup of lemon water is quite extensive. Here are just a few to make heating up some water and slicing a lemon worth your effort. Lemons have pectin fiber. Pectin fiber aids in the suppression of hunger cravings...

Short-cuts

Years ago, our pastor was teaching from Genesis.  He made a comment that I don’t think I will ever forget. "Short-cuts in life never get you to where you really want to go.”  This month, handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana: Downward Facing Tree Pose)...

September has arrived!

Pumpkin spice lattes, a few cozy pieces added to my wardrobe, we have a series of birthdays to celebrate—ahh—some of my favorites things... Do me a quick favor: take a few moments to think through your September calendar. As you mentally go the activities,...

Patterns

A pattern: A set way in which something is done; is organized or happens. Specific instructions to guide a process. An example for others to follow. Patterns help us in our daily lives unless the pattern was created with faulty information. Let’s start with a...

How are you doing?

How are you? I mean, really, how are you doing? If I were lucky enough to be sitting across the table from you, would you give me the abbreviated version, or would you share a bit more honestly?  Sometimes finding the answer is difficult. Many days don't seem to...

Beauty…

God didn’t make anything in the world that lacks beauty… beauty isn’t meant to be a negative word—it only becomes so when we allow our culture’s expectations and ideals for what beauty is to “look like” become our own...

The Chakras

Before we dive in, two things you should know about me. I believe in creation science, the more I learn (and the longer I live); the more I do not believe evolution could be more then an idea. Maybe we will move on to that topic on another day ... But for now, the...