Oct 22

October 22, 2014

plant trees

Plant trees

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Plant trees. Not for your benefit, but for the benefit of others. Goals. Set them. Obtain them, not for you benefit, but for the benefit of others. Be yourself. Be true to who you are, not to feel important, but to make others feel so. Persist without exception, not solely because it is right, but because others are watching. Speak truth, not to conquer…

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Oct 20

October 20, 2014


The value of nerves

Photo Credit I have recently discovered the value of nerves. I know, like you, it is not often looked highly upon for a speaker to have an obvious display of nerves. However, following a recent opportunity to speak, and having my own nerves on display has allowed me to see otherwise. There was not a person in the room who was not aware of the presence of my nerves. I knew the material, I was passionate about it, and I…

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Oct 9

October 9, 2014

Rebel Heart Madonna

Rebel heart

Photo Credit I have a rebel heart. Worship began, and as the leader said, “clap with us,” I crossed my arms and tapped my foot while swaying to the music. “Close your eyes as I read this,” my eyes stayed open, with my head bowed. It was comical to me, my refusal of directions being given. I whispered to my husband, “I have such a rebel heart, I refuse to do what they say.” He replied that it was the…

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Oct 7

October 7, 2014



Photo Credit Accolades are long over due. Accolades for a creative, hard working soul, who captured a vision I had perfectly. Lena, of Snazzy Turtle Designs, beautifully designed a website for Sparked Living: Life Purpose Coaching, LLC. Seriously, it is perfect. She asked me what I wanted in a site. My response included: Mainly, I like easy to navigate, not busy, inviting, and easy to tell what it’s for type of sites. I can’t stand when there’s a bunch of…

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Oct 5

October 5, 2014


Human behavior

Photo Credit Human behavior, it is a fascinating field of study. The psychology major in me finds few things as more thrilling than observing others, watching them interact, react, and respond to the world and people around them. Malls, airports, and everyday life provide ample opportunities for my love of human observation. Recently, I posted this article on a social media forum. Along with the article, I simply stated, “Go ahead, discuss, but do so nicely.” The comments that followed…

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Oct 1

October 1, 2014


On Writing

Photo Credit Writing. It is an interesting thing to sit, looking at a blinking cursor, and weave together thoughts, ideas, dreams, and conundrums. Writing offers the freedom to express myself, my perspective, and my ideas. Writing also opens the door to naysayers. With every push of the publish button, the opportunity for others to comment their thoughts, ideas, and opposing opinions. There have been times the comments left have made me to question why I write. They leave me wondering…

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Sep 28

September 28, 2014


Stirring the pot

Photo Credit Stirring the pot, I believe it may be one of my gifts. A friend, with a sly grin, once stated, “you are a pot stirrer that’s what you are. You just like to stir the pot and see what happens.” Maybe he is right. In fact, I am sure he is. It is not with the intention of causing trouble I begin swirling the pot around. Typically, it is to bring about a new perspective. I like questioning…

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Sep 24

September 24, 2014

secrets out

The secret is out

  The secret is out. It happened this summer, one evening, in the quiet before bedtime. Is the tooth fairy real? She asked in a low whisper, almost afraid someone other than me might hear her. I replied with a question of my own. What do you think? As our conversation went on, she asked another question. Then where does my tooth go and how does money get under my pillow? Again, I simply made an inquiry. What do you…

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Sep 21

September 21, 2014



Photo Credit  Unclean. I feel we should be shouting that while walking around our house. “Unclean! Unclean!” Thursday was a half day for our sweet child, and we had a fun little trip planned on Friday. Instead, within an hour of arriving home, my girl went down with a stomach bug. Her rosy cheeks were suddenly void of all color, and her usual energetic self lay lethargic on the floor. With a bucket close by, we opted to cancel our…

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Sep 18

September 18, 2014


Come away

“Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.” (Mark 6:31) Whatever is on your schedule today, take some time. Take some time to rest. Find a spot to commune with the Father. He welcomes you with open arms. He enjoys being with you. It is easy to get swept away in the busyness of each day. It is easy to fill our space with noise, rendering us unable to hear the quiet whispers of the Spirit….

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