Eyes Wide Open

The aha moment. It’s when something fresh, revolutionary or a long sought after solution suddenly appears. We finally see clearly! Our eyes fully open, we now see what has always been there. Have you ever experienced an aha moment? These moments can be small, like when an answer becomes obvious or nagging anxiety lifts. Or …

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In Real Life

Look at many people younger than 30 and you’ll see it. Head down, attention focused on their phone or device more than the real world. Heck, it’s happening to me and I’m well past 30! We rely so much on communicating with others via text or social media that in-person communication is becoming a lost …

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Purposefully Present

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” ~Ferris Bueler in the movie Ferris Bueler’s Day Off Do you ever feel like you’re missing your life? We blink and the kids are grown or aging parents suddenly need us. And those dreams or plans we …

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The Pursuit of Purpose

There are a lot of ‘P’ words floating around my mind lately. Being present and a presence. God’s presence, additional p words (more on that in a moment) and now there’s also purpose. Our pastor spoke on our purpose Sunday and it prompted me revisit mine. Have you ever considered your purpose in life? After I …

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The Beauty of a Pause

I usually move fast. I walk fast, like to keep moving and get annoyed when others don’t share my quick pace. But when people I love need me to slow down, I’m learning to take heed, pause, breathe, smell the roses and pay attention more closely. I’m learning to slow my pace and appreciate the …

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