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Happy Valentine’s Day To Your Soul

One week ago I stood on the edge of a beautiful ridge in Orange County, California, trying to get just the right angle with my iPhone to capture the wonder of a mountain scape at my back and an oceanic vista at my front.  Ya’ll, I’m no photographer. I couldn’t get it. But it was

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10 Ideas for Giving Meaningful Gifts

If you came to my house, you’d soon find you could read your way through it: the rooms turn like pages in a book. I didn’t mean to do this when I started out 10 years ago, it has just happened over time. If you know me now, you know I have a word-dense personality.

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How to Define and Share Your Unique Brilliance

This post is the 4th in a series all about our priorities, determining what our “main things” are and choosing to intentionally make them our main things on our weekly schedule. But before we get too deep into this week’s main thing I need to tell you something about me. I love British television. Actually

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A Soul at Rest Tends to Stay at Rest

I’ll never forget the moment the word “busy” rung in my ears like a curse word. My grandmother, whom I loved dearly, was battling stage 4 lung cancer. She had been in treatments, had lost her hair, and I lived several hours away but spent as many weekends with her as I possibly could. I

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Choosing Our Main Things and Keeping Them Main

Grizz likes to use this one line to calm me down when I find myself swirling in circles of overwhelm, with too many choices for too little time: Keep the main thing the main thing. That’s all well and fine, I remind him, but what if you don’t know what the main thing is even?

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Lessons Learned from eHarmony – 10 Married Years Later

The month of love is winding down today. For the stores at least, I hope not for you. Pastel bunnies and foil-wrapped chocolate eggs are lacing the shelves that just days earlier kissed us with the sweetest messages on candy hearts. Sugar wrapped in plastic communicating love now speak of resurrected life. What an odd

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What I Want My Daughter To Learn From St. Valentine’s Day

From what I can tell, St. Valentine’s Day has its roots in the martyrdom of at least one Christian, all Valentine’s, on February 14th. Rather gruesome displays in fact. Much later Geoffrey Chaucer, author of “The Canterbury Tales” decreed the February feast of St. Valentinus to be associated with the mating of birds, which is apparently

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Happy Valentine’s Day To Your Soul

One week ago I stood on the edge of a beautiful ridge in Orange County, California, trying to get just the right angle with my iPhone to capture the wonder of a mountain scape at my back and an oceanic vista at my front.  Ya’ll, I’m no photographer. I couldn’t get it. But it was

Read More »

10 Ideas for Giving Meaningful Gifts

If you came to my house, you’d soon find you could read your way through it: the rooms turn like pages in a book. I didn’t mean to do this when I started out 10 years ago, it has just happened over time. If you know me now, you know I have a word-dense personality.

Read More »

How to Define and Share Your Unique Brilliance

This post is the 4th in a series all about our priorities, determining what our “main things” are and choosing to intentionally make them our main things on our weekly schedule. But before we get too deep into this week’s main thing I need to tell you something about me. I love British television. Actually

Read More »

A Soul at Rest Tends to Stay at Rest

I’ll never forget the moment the word “busy” rung in my ears like a curse word. My grandmother, whom I loved dearly, was battling stage 4 lung cancer. She had been in treatments, had lost her hair, and I lived several hours away but spent as many weekends with her as I possibly could. I

Read More »

Choosing Our Main Things and Keeping Them Main

Grizz likes to use this one line to calm me down when I find myself swirling in circles of overwhelm, with too many choices for too little time: Keep the main thing the main thing. That’s all well and fine, I remind him, but what if you don’t know what the main thing is even?

Read More »

Lessons Learned from eHarmony – 10 Married Years Later

The month of love is winding down today. For the stores at least, I hope not for you. Pastel bunnies and foil-wrapped chocolate eggs are lacing the shelves that just days earlier kissed us with the sweetest messages on candy hearts. Sugar wrapped in plastic communicating love now speak of resurrected life. What an odd

Read More »

What I Want My Daughter To Learn From St. Valentine’s Day

From what I can tell, St. Valentine’s Day has its roots in the martyrdom of at least one Christian, all Valentine’s, on February 14th. Rather gruesome displays in fact. Much later Geoffrey Chaucer, author of “The Canterbury Tales” decreed the February feast of St. Valentinus to be associated with the mating of birds, which is apparently

Read More »