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How Surrendering to Accountability Brought Me to Thanksgiving ?>

How Surrendering to Accountability Brought Me to Thanksgiving

I’ve discovered that people naturally cringe at the thought of being accountable. It requires vulnerability, participation, engagement, and ultimately, results. However, in my quest to embrace accountability and all of its implications, I’ve found a freeing grace that lives just beyond my willingness to accept it. You may not know it, but accountability and thanksgiving go hand in hand. As long as I can remember, I’ve had a giddy enthusiasm for fall. It’s the time of year when the thermometer…

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In This Season of Lies, Where Are the Truth Sayers? ?>

In This Season of Lies, Where Are the Truth Sayers?

Amidst unrevealed tax returns, deleted emails and hidden agendas of this day, cynicism beckons. It woos to rule our choices, govern our emotions and direct our attention. And if we’re not careful, we will fall prey. We can’t escape the constant chatter over the 2016 US Presidential election. We hear it at work, on TV and from friends and family. The incessant media dialogue promotes an around-the-clock doomsday fear. It’s a vortex not easily escaped. TWO EXTREMES If you ever wonder…

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How to Win Life’s Race Free From Burdens ?>

How to Win Life’s Race Free From Burdens

Kids think moms were created for the sole purpose of lugging around large containers filled with all of their stuff. They have an innate confidence that whatever they need or want, Mom’s got it. And they like to add things to the cache as they go. Do you need one more Lego? Here, I’ve got one. A marshmallow? Check the zipper pocket in my bag. Sure, I have room right here for your science project. Let me just move over…

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Why the New Year is Not Always the Best Time for Resolutions ?>

Why the New Year is Not Always the Best Time for Resolutions

As of December 31st, 2015, I still had not made a New Year’s resolutions. Not one. And while hearing so many others sharing their dreams and vision, it became clear that mine were drifting out to sea as I stood watching. Me, the girl who thrives within plans and processes had not come up with a single heading, Roman numeral or bullet point. Though I have will power to spare when it comes to staying the course and seeing things…

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Finding the Baby Boy in the Bustle of the Season ?>

Finding the Baby Boy in the Bustle of the Season

This year is different. Yes, I can tell this Christmas season is not the same as years past. My larger-than-life expectations of people, get-togethers and things are more smallish, less daunting. After many years of shelling out my time and energy for the disappointing and inconsequential, I feel the Lord defragmenting my attention and creating wholeness so my heart-eyes can settle on the Baby Boy. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the…

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