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“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman What do KFC, Webster’s Dictionary, and running a marathon have in common? (I promise, this isn’t...

Our car climbed 1,150 feet above sea level on beautiful switchbacks winding around the scenic route up to our getaway spot in the coastal region of the French Riviera. The GPS told us we were close to our destination so we looked with anticipation at...

“There is virtue in work, and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.” —Alan Cohen I was exhausted—the complete opposite of how I thought I’d feel at the end of our vacation to the mountains. On the drive to Bryson City, NC, idyllic...

“We have a saying, my people. Don't kill if you can wound, don't wound if you can subdue, don't subdue if you can pacify, and don't raise your hand at all until you've first extended it.” —Wonder Woman, Vol. 3, No. 25 We’re a little Wonder...

“It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you have!” ~ Sheryl Crow Twenty something years ago my husband and I decided to move from New York to Florida. Once the decision was made, I became increasingly discontent in New York. It took longer than expected...

July brings on one of the best seasons of the year: PLANNER SEASON! My husband is a professor making my life revolve around the academic school year, so I tend to get new planners in July/August. If you have kids or are in school too, then...

“When God is silent, He is not still. God does some of His best work in the dark. Trust Him—He’s there.” - Tony Evans There are times in life when we’re plowing ahead, charting new courses and feeling guided through every step by God as we pray for...

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” - Ecclesiastes 3:1  Change is inevitable. Yet, it’s one of the hardest things to accept. Let’s face it. We can all be creatures of habit from time to time. Probably more often than...

“Endings are not only part of life; they are a requirement for living and thriving.” – Henry Cloud Hope is my word. It always has been. I even have it tattooed in Chinese characters on my back—don’t judge ;) I can see the bright side of just...

“Perfectionism doesn’t make you feel perfect; it makes you feel inadequate.” Maria Shriver We live in a society where perfectionism reigns supreme. From the highlight reels of our lives on social media to the pressures we place on ourselves to obtain more and be more, it’s hard...