Archive for March 2017

Downtown

Most of my Mondays are spent in the historic downtown area of a nearby city. The office of the non-profit where I volunteer is there. Until the beginning of the year I’d only driven through the downtown area a few times and now it’s one of my favorite places. Every two hours we have to…

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Thank You

This is the 3rd in a series of challenges I’m issuing in my Live Like it Matters Challenge. Each week you are challenged to do something to make a positive difference in the lives of those around you, in the place around you, wherever you are. Why?  Because the world needs you and me to see…

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I’m Like Them

“We misunderstand God altogether if we think He deals coarsely with our souls.” Henry Drummond My journey through Lent this week has given me new thoughts on old stories. The stories were part of the daily devotions from Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter. I revisited the story of Jesus driving the merchants…

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Hello Again

Last week I challenged you to say hello to at least 5 strangers. The point of the challenge is for us to become more aware of those around us. Let’s keep saying hello but go further and start a conversation. I had a couple of interesting encounters but mostly I say “hey” and smile and…

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Take Heart

My Lenten journey coincides with another journey…..one I knew would be complicated and take me to hard and lonely places. But it’s a good journey. I don’t know of any worthy journey without challenges. It’s the hard parts that make us stronger. We’re more courageous when we get to the other side of a trial.…

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A Clear View

Though my daughter and I climbed the mountain for about two hours, our view didn’t compare to this guy’s atop the imposing flatiron. Blake and I were content to watch others as we rested and shared our snacks. Several teenagers climbed a rock below us to see the other side and get a different view.  …

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Hello

I’m bringing back a feature of my blog that I started almost two years ago called the “Live Like it Matters Challenge”. Some of the posts, like this one, will be repeat challenges. Others will be new ones. Either way you will have an opportunity to Live Like it Matters. Each week or so I…

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In His Hands

I knew this journey of Lent would be a slowing down for me as it should be. How can I reflect and reconnect and refocus at high speed? Those are “soul-speed” kinds of things. So I am learning to take my time……take it in………be present. The reading for Day 7 from Bread and Wine is…

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10,000

You’re more influential than you think! I had the opportunity to share my favorite leadership lesson with a small group recently. Not only is it my favorite lesson….it’s been the most valuable. I was in my 20s when I read John Maxwell’s book “Developing the Leader Within You”. The most important words of that entire…

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And So I Began 

I began this journey through the season of Lent today, this Ash Wednesday. I must confess I know very little about Ash Wednesday or Lent and some of what I do know has been learned as recently as today from my Google searches. Since accepting my friend’s invitation to join her on this journey I’ve…

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