New Friends

I love the Internet. It allows me to travel the world without ever leaving my comfy, cushy chair. Recently, I had the privilege of taking an online writing class with Jeff Goins and not only did I learn some critical writing skills, I made some great new friends. One of those friends is Read more

Dealing with Temptation (Part 1)

Picture this - your class reunion is a mere two months away and you desperately want to lose 30 pounds. You’re firmly committed, you’ve already started a diet and you’re genuinely excited about showing off that svelte body to your former classmates. All is going well. Until… until there is a Read more

It’s the Rise, Not the Fall

by Linda Shull Do you have a plan for your health, well-being, spiritual growth, and refreshment? Does even thinking about having a wellness plan overwhelm you? Have you considered how you will handle a crisis situation beforehand and how that will affect your overall wellness? How will you get Read more

Redemption – The Great Exchange

by Mary Sorrentino Can you believe it’s the end of the summer already? The kids have exchanged their water “noodles” and sunscreen for school books, and Mom’s exchanged her more relaxed “summer” stance for a somewhat stricter school year discipline.  Not the greatest of exchanges in the kids’ Read more

An Invitation to Wellness

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by Linda Shull My sweet father recently passed away.  Following heart surgery four years ago, his body and mind were never the same and as a family we could not prevent his downward spiral with vascular dementia.  Today, my first dance partner, the one who taught me how to dance as I stepped on Read more

Prioritizing Priorities

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33 Dale Carnegie tells the story of two men who spent the day chopping wood. The Worried Woodcutter worked hard all day long. He chopped non-stop without even taking a break for lunch. Read more

Change is easy. Change is Hard. Part 2

In Part I of Change is Easy. Change is Hard. you were introduced to the Four Phases of Learning model which helps explain why change so difficult. Moving from unconscious incompetence to unconscious competence, or using our metaphor, going from not even knowing that Europeans drive differently than Read more

A Sacred Stain

by Kim Avery A favorite author of mine, Brennan Manning, has the incredible gift of describing Jesus in raw, unexpected, and totally heart captivating ways. On this Good Friday of Holy Week, I would like to share with you, in Brennan's own words, his experience of the incomparable Christ. “In Read more

Change is Easy. Change is Hard. Part I

Let’s start with the bad news. Change is hard. Whether it’s change you have initiated yourself or a change that has been thrust upon you, it’s still hard. Perhaps you, like so many others, have set various New Year’s resolutions over the years that have never made it past January 15th.  You Read more

Live Out Your Strengths

How many times have you thrown up your hands in frustration saying, “I can’t do it!  I just can’t do it all! You’re right. You can’t do it all!  You weren’t meant to. Romans 12:6 says that, In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well (NLT). Play to Your Read more