Complaining rewires the brain

My husband found this and shared it on Facebook – I thought it was definitely worthy of sharing with you! “Complaining and brain science. Confirmed by ancient wisdom of Christ’s apostles! Do all things without grumbling…that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish….Philippians 2:13” How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For […]

Beauty from Ashes

This morning as I start the day in prayer, my gaze is drawn to our Christmas tree so beautifully adorned with lights and ornaments. One particular ornament catches my eye, the one you see above. This one is made from volcanic ash. When I bought this ornament, my husband and I were in Seattle, WA […]

Sustainable Change for a Sustainable Life

There’s a lot of talk these days about “sustainability” particularly in regards to environmental issues. It occurs to me that there’s a similar dynamic in a person’s life – there are important conditions to cultivate in our lives which make them “sustainable”. Here’s one description for sustainability I found online: “Sustainability strives to balance our environmental, […]


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  Have you noticed that most people, when you ask them what they are doing currently, will say “Well, I’m in transition…” Love that word. It brings up all sorts of questions and remembrances of your own experiences. It’s always about being “in between”, having left one shore and being in transit between there and […]


Yesterday I was thinking about Ben Franklin for some reason, probably because I had just seen a bolt of lightening in the midst of the rain. What on earth was he thinking when he decided to tie a key on a string from a kite? He was thinking about how much power there was in […]

Distilling the Essence

Here are a couple of definitions from the dictionary that have been rolling around my head for some time. The first is “distill”, which means: 1) “to subject to a process of vaporization and subsequent condensation, as for purification or concentration”, 2) “to extract the volatile components of by distillation; transform by distillation”. The second […]

Grieving Well

The 10 years between 2004 and 2014 were a time of adversity that eclipsed all the difficulties of the former years of my life. To survive it all I had to learn how to grieve well. As long as we live we will experience many sorrows (as well as joys!) and therefore we must learn […]