An Impossible Goal, Failure, and Warriors Don’t Stop

Sep. 30, 2021 by

I set an impossible goal. My goal was to run a 5k—the entire race (as opposed to walking). For many of you, that probably sounds like easy beans, but for me, it was a stretch. When I first set the


If Only There Were Someone Who Could Give Us Hope

Apr. 23, 2020 by

Life keeps chipping away at my hope. This past week, I rushed forward when I should have hit pause. Someone requested an online job interview, and I jumped on it despite the feeling of something not being right. After the

Try Encouragement and Leave the Judging to Someone Else

Try Encouragement and Leave the Judging to Someone Else

Dec. 1, 2015 by

Sometimes we forget to encourage one another. We’re too busy pointing out the bad stuff to realize just what a difference a few encouraging words might make.   I recently wrote a blog for about how sometimes people try

One Love is NOT Enough

One Love is NOT Enough

Feb. 10, 2014 by

  A few years ago, I thought I heard a preacher say, “God’s love is all you need” to which I felt exasperation and a slight bit of anger. I stewed through the sermon, went home, grabbed my pen and sat

Word of the Week–Compatriot

Word of the Week–Compatriot

Apr. 2, 2013 by

Compatriot — fellow countryman, comrade, friend Maybe it’s a stretch to think of a friend as a compatriot, but I think there’s something to the kind of connection nationality can bring. If you’ve ever spent an extended time in another


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