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Selfless Listening

Man's inability to communicate is a result of his failure to listen effectively ~ Carl Rogers Is the problem that we don’t communicate well or that we don’t listen well? Listening is difficult because it is not about us... Listening is about the person we are bearing...

More Monday Video: Living in the Moment

Welcome to More Monday where I share about something I want more of in my life. Some weeks it might be a serious topic and some weeks it might be something fun. See what More Monday is all about by watching my first More Monday video here. Summer is winding down and...

More Monday Video: Appreciation of Self

Welcome to More Monday where I share about something I want more of in my life. Some weeks it might be a serious topic and some weeks it might be something fun. See what More Monday is all about by watching my first More Monday video here. More Monday Appreciation of...

Listen and Honor

Today, I remember those American Warriors I have never met…the Heroes I have been honored to hear such vivid and meaningful stories about from their brothers and sisters who walked beside them in uniform. The veterans who bravely share these memories have mourned the...

To The Children I Never Had

The tears are big, ugly tiger tears. I thought they were nearly extinct and had been safely caged – but the emotion behind them became too strong to hold back. It was the perfect storm. Before I could see it or even feel it, the anger and distress crept up within me....

Love with Grace

Grace makes beauty out of ugly things ~ Bono Year after year, I see the wounded wobbling into my office around this time. The Expectation Train derails and causes mass casualties between December 25th and February 14th.  Most are still injured following a fall into...

Beginning Behind

VULNERABILITY WARNING: The content of the following blog has a vulnerability rating of 92 (that was a B when I was growing up). This blog may make you uncomfortable. It may cause you to think differently of me as a result of the humanness exposed. Continuing to read...

Christmas: The Birth of a Step-Family

Because Joseph, her husband, was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be...

Connect Deeper by Listening

Man's inability to communicate is a result of his failure to listen effectively ~ Carl Rogers Is the problem that we don’t communicate well or that we don’t listen well? Listening is difficult because it is not about us... Listening is about the person we are bearing...

My Poppy for Papaw

This has been a long journey with some clear, well-lit time on wide paths. And there have been plenty of days in the darkness, trying to find my way out of strangling vines of kudzu that have famously overtaken abandoned spaces. It’s been my journey of why. Why have I...