HOPE & HEALING IN THE HOLIDAYS
If you are just now joining us, I encourage you to start at the earlier posts (links are included in the box below) to build the foundation for the thoughts I share here.
1. Looking at the BIG moments that Change Your Life
2. What Happens When a Moment Changes Your Life?
3. Hope & Healing in the Holidays
4. Have you noticed what you need this holiday?
5. Say It Like It Really Is
6. Little Words that Will Make a Big Change
I started this series with a post about looking at the BIG moments that Change your Life. What is marvelous, as you finish reading Psalm 77, once again we are reminded of tha RED SEA moment. (Check out the #1 post listed above if you need a reminder about the Red Sea. Or read the book of Exodus. Fascinating telling of history. )
After Asaph, the writer of Psalm 77, chooses his response by
- noticing his need (post 4)
- expressing his emotions (post 5)
- and pivoting his perspective (post 6)
- He sees God! O God! (also post 6)
Then he gives an example of an O GOD moment, one that would be familiar to his audience.
When the Red Sea saw you!
The Psalmist once again is reminding the reader of that big God moment when the children of Israel stood between death – and death; between the RED SEA and the Egyptian army. A moment when they couldn’t imagine a way out. They couldn’t begin to fathom how God could intervene.
And then He does. Continue reading What Happens When You See God?
For the past couple of weeks I’ve written about my ponderings on the word EXQUISITE. You can find those earlier posts here.
Exquisite, by definition
A Close Up Look at EXQUISITE
But today’s post is the visual example of how paying exquisite attention affects our ability to finish what we have started.
This fall, our daughter, Brielle, ran a marathon. Continue reading Finish Exquisitely
Last week I shared with you the wonderful word EXQUISITE. In that post, I defined the term and the different meanings associated with the word. (You can go back to read that post here.)
I had every intention of writing a second blog post related to this because I wanted to think through a concept Jonathan Fields introduced at the TRIBEWRITER Conference I attended in September.
In our journey to hone our voice in writing, but also in our life work, we so often give out, put out, produce only to find ourselves going through the motions, but feeling a void; of running out of ideas, direction or energy. That happens because we are not effectively refueling or putting back into ourselves.
Jonathan challenged us to develop an ‘inner key’ that is more about input rather than output. Continue reading A Close Up Look at THE Exquisite!
At the recent Tribewriter Conference, Good Life Project author & speaker Jonathan Fields challenged us with the key concept in being successful in life is to pay “exquisite attention” to the important things.
More on that later.
His comments prompted me to ponder this word exquisite. I asked the GHC community what their first thought was when they heard the word ‘exquisite’. Continue reading Exquisite!
I have been told more than once how amazing it is that I could write my book about my experiences- or create videos that share something I learned on a given day. “I just don’t have those kind of things happen to me. But it’s nice that you do!”
Hmmm? Could it be that I have more things happen to me than you do? I doubt it. Would God show up in my story more than He would in yours? I don’t think so.
I don’t have a secret password to get to God. I have bad things happen just as much as I have good. Some of you wouldn’t want my story- and I wouldn’t want yours.
But my story Continue reading Boy, Do I Have a Story to Share!
Once again, the Lord used the ordinary to teach an extraordinary lesson in my life.
How about you? What is he using to teach you today?
This is a ‘new’ season for me. It’s a time when I am FIERCELY taking on some issues in my life- mostly related to my health.
For the last 12 years, I’ve slept more than I’ve done anything. There have been so many days spent trying just to get the most important thing done. I’ve talked about getting serious about my weight, and my blood sugar.
For the last 5 years or so, I’ve been choosing one BIG thing to focus on. One year it was a new coaching program for Green Hope Coaching. Another year it was following up on a coaching credential and certification. Of course one- or two years I spent writing and publishing the book, Lovely Traces of Hope.
This year I knew that I had to make ME the focus. I chose to be intentional about me. I made an appointment with a Dr. that specialized with endocrine issues. I committed to a 21 Day Detox. I cleaned out my fridge and goody shelf and started to create a new menu for the week.
But this morning Continue reading Are You Waiting For Tomorrow?
This week in a Video I made for the GHC community, I challenged you to take time to PAY ATTENTION to what you noticed that struck a chord in the core of who you are. (say that 5 times fast)
Well, I do try to practice what I preach…so this morning I sat in one of my favorite thinking spots and asked myself I noticed about what had happened in my week.
It was quite a week: Continue reading Two Views from my Thinking Chair!