Looking Back

The other day, I googled quotes on looking back. Boy, what a mistake. First, the volume of opinion about whether or not looking back in your life is a great, or terrible, idea is substantial. 50% of all the quotes I read centered around the idea that looking backward in life is unnecessary, unproductive, and the fastest way to relive regret, failures, and…

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Why Should You Be Afraid?

There’s another poll out, producer Sherri and I talked about it the other day on our show, about how fearful Americans are.  More than half of those surveyed, said they look ahead to 2022 with fear.   Are there solid, rational reasons to be afraid? Definitely. There’s no doubt about it. I could make a list, and so could you. Things we imagine…

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Time to Step Out

Is it too late to wish you a Happy New Year? I say no. HAPPY NEW YEAR! At the end of 2021, my family and I tried something together for the first time. We went snowmobiling. I’ll admit it…I was anxious about the whole thing. Being injury prone, getting hurt was the very first thing…

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Root Your Resolutions

Did you ever stop and ask yourself why we take this time of year to make resolutions for ourselves? I think it’s because the beginning of a new year serves as a good checkpoint and marker in our journey to start over with a clean slate, as we move out with the old and in…

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Nativity scene with Tree Wise Men in the desert

A Star Signals Hope 🌟

As you pause to read this, the full-on, no holding back, hustle and bustle of Christmas is upon us. Family, friends, eating, parties, presents, car rides, plane trips, cooking, baking, more eating, stockings, endless dishes in the sink, candlelight service at church, kids up at 3:30 AM, “Did we get batteries?”, Christmas wrapping everywhere… all of it….

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A woman feeling sad and waiting by a Christmas tree

When Christmas Feels Like a Waiting Game

It seems like there is Christmas cheer everywhere, maybe even more so this year, as so many are finally able to see friends and loved ones. But that may not be your story. You may feel like you are walking through this season with bricks on your feet because everything is just…SO… heavy. May I…

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What do you REALLY want for Christmas?

As Christmas approaches, we are all asked an increasingly more difficult question to answer year after year. What do you want for Christmas?  This was such an easily answered question when we were kids. I’ll take one of everything, please!  When I was younger, Christmas was all about presents for me. Sure…I had a few lines…

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crown of thorns nail and wooden beam in a pile

SO WHAT ABOUT THAT JESUS

Last year made me do something strange: A character study of Jesus.  I write stage plays and musicals. When I embark on a new project, character studies are the first things I do.  Who is this character? What’s the character’s motivation?What are the character’s tendencies and quirks?  When I figure out who the person is,…

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God is With you in the struggles

God Is With You in the Midst of Struggles

I have so much fun talking with you.  Most afternoons, I share “One Truth” on my radio show as a daily dose of hope and inspiration. Not too long ago, I shared one that said, “Never be afraid or embarrassed to struggle! We’ve all been in a struggle. There is absolutely no shame in working hard…

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Questioning who Jesus is to you

The One Remaining Question

Very recently, I read about the latest church-celebrity “I’m-not-a-Christian-anymore” social media post when my insightful friend Sherri asked me a question:  “Hey, did he ever mention Jesus?”  “What?” “Did he mention Jesus in his ‘goodbye’ post? I noticed the last guy didn’t… the celebrity pastor. Did this one mention Jesus?” I skimmed it again.  Why…

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