The Value of Margins – Six lessons From Ladders and Air Traffic Control

I have come to appreciate the value of margins.  This happened during a season when my husband took too a tumble from a ladder while trimming a tree. Yes, there was a running chainsaw involved.  We are thankful the only damage from the incident was a broken left heel bone. Nonetheless, crutches in a three-story […]

An Awesome Example Of A Story Rescue – Fearful Shepherds

Story Rescue:  “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”- Neil Gaiman The rescue story of the nativity would be incomplete without the shepherds “keeping watch over […]

Giving A Voice To The Voiceless – The Christmas Shepherds

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. – Neil Gaiman The story of the nativity would be incomplete without the shepherds “keeping watch over their flocks […]

Traditions

How To Let The Five Candles Of Advent Refresh And Renew

“Christmas isn’t just a temporal celebration or the memory of a beautiful (event); Christmas is more … Christmas is an encounter!” – Pope Francis The season of Advent is well underway, a season of expectation leading up to Christmas Day. But what are we expecting?  I am going to avoid ragging about the pressure current […]

Three Simple Reasons I Still Embrace Christmas Traditions

I intend to keep writing Christmas songs. There’s still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas.  A lot of Christmas traditions haven’t been explained in song.  –  Clint Black December at our house is one long celebration to embrace Christmas.  On my side of the family, it kicks […]

Joyful Wishes For A Season Of Thanksgiving And Gratitude

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”  ― Epicurus Sending joyful wishes to you and yours!  This special holiday served as our extended family reunion gathering as a child.  We usually went to the farm where all […]

Three Ways To Use DNA To Authenticate And Launch Your Story

DNA opens an even more mysterious door to understanding the human condition: all of our ancestors live within each one of us whether we are aware of it or not. ― Laurence Overmire, from:   The One Idea That Saves The World: A Message of Hope in a Time of Crisis There is science that bears out the […]

Focus On The Basics-Key Lessons From Flight

“And like no other sculpture in the history of art, the dead engine and dead airframe come to life at the touch of a human hand, and join their life with the pilot’s own.” ― Richard Bach, A Gift Of Wings To focus on the basics, will provide an unshakeable stability when nothing seems fixed. In these […]

Every Last Generation Is A Powerful Servant Of The Next

“He shows mercy from generation to generation to all who fear him.” – ‭‭Luke‬ ‭1:50‬ ‭NLT‬‬ God’s mercy in every last generation, goes beyond simply not getting what we all know we deserve.  The word for mercy embraces His covenant love for all of mankind.  However, a critical element is mankind’s individual choice to receive […]