How to Be Grateful When You Don’t Feel Like It

I have to admit, I have a love-hate relationship with gratitude. Partly because of my religious upbringing, and partly because I struggle with taking on too much. When I hear the command, “Be grateful,” I sometimes feel resentment or even anger creeping up in me.

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The End of Elementary School

It’s often said that parents try to live vicariously through their children. Our own dashed hopes and dreams can be relived and recreated anew through

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Leaving Christian Science [book launch]

Today, my first book releases. Thank you so much for your support, friendship, and love. I appreciate having the freedom of speech to write such a book and feel honored to have been able to record these incredible stories of faith.

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Writing My First Book

If ever there was a skill to obtain before attempting to write a book, it would be endurance. I’ve wanted to write a book for most of my life, but despite the desire, finding the time seemed implausible once I started my own public relations consulting business and began having kids. Several years ago, I made a move to pivot and shift my career no matter what it would demand of me.

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Debris [poem]

This poem was written on September 11, 2001 as I watched the news reports from work. I was shocked, alarmed, saddened, yet I had a new hope in a God who could save and comfort all.

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Freedom in Anger

After a quick breakfast, I helped my kids locate their shoes and backpacks, then herded everyone into the garage to load into the minivan. For

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The Best 20 Minutes

You could take a power nap. You could scoot over to Starbucks to get coffee. You could even get one more load of laundry started, or maybe do the breakfast dishes. You could check your email or watch a couple of YouTube videos . . . but it wouldn’t be the best 20 minutes of your day.

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Whatever it Takes [poem]

It’s easy to put work first, to put our family first, and sometimes to put our friends, ministries, and even ourselves first. What doesn’t come easy is doing whatever it takes to put our faith first. This poem was inspired by my pastor’s sermon on pursuing God in the New Year.

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