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Weeds and Wisdom. Four Lessons They Taught Me

"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.   Wisdom has a way of hiding in the ordinary. I don't remember a time in my life when wisdom showed up in a fancy outfit. It's true that the Bible tells us wisdom is more precious than rubies but I've found she usually shows up in work clothes. Often...

follow your star

Live Your Life, Follow Your Star, And Keep Your Light Shining!

“Champion the right to be yourself; dare to be different and to set your own pattern, live your own life, and follow your own star.“~Wilferd Peterson   A new book, The Last Arrow by Erwin Raphael McManus was recommended to me by my mentor. She advised if I read just one book this year, this is it. (Ha! That will be the day!) Well, it had been...

self-doubt

Fear and Self-Doubt? You’re Not Alone!

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”~African proverb   I had a wonderful experience attending my first writer's conference over the weekend. And today I binged on learning and networking at a gathering of women entrepreneurs. What a bright spot they've been in a stretch of gloomy days when spring refuses to show up! At both events I was...

forgiving heart

Two Fresh Insights About Forgiveness

"A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness, he will bring forth justice." ~Isaiah 42:3   Life lessons have a way of appearing on our doorstep over and over again until the light bulb finally turns on. I wrote about forgiveness last April. It happened when I fell into the pages of a book. Tonight as I write this,...

the flowers don't worry

Worriers Don’t Worry! There’s Good News for You!

“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” ~Marcus Aurelius   I fished up a great new resource while trolling some insight about worry.  The website is called www.secondchance.org. We may gripe about it, but the things we browse while online fetch us more material on our topics...