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Sweet New Year

Sweet New Year

Why am I wishing you a sweet new year in September? Because it is Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year. If ever there was a time for all of us to celebrate this Jewish tradition it would be 2020.

Join The Conversation

Join The Conversation

I am one of those people who hang in the background to gather information & get a feel for the room before I make my presence known or enter in on a conversation.  This comes from my Peacemaker 9 personality.  I hold back because I do not want to offend. ...

New Day

New Day

As I turned the calendar to June I reached for the eraser to clear off the pre-pandemic plans and start over. I was supposed to be headed for Florida next week for my first 5 day Women’s Breakaway Retreat. Then COVID.

It is a new day. It is a new month. I’m choosing today as a new beginning. Will you join me?

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Sweet New Year

Sweet New Year

Why am I wishing you a sweet new year in September? Because it is Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year. If ever there was a time for all of us to celebrate this Jewish tradition it would be 2020.

Join The Conversation

Join The Conversation

I am one of those people who hang in the background to gather information & get a feel for the room before I make my presence known or enter in on a conversation.  This comes from my Peacemaker 9 personality.  I hold back because I do not want to offend. ...

New Day

New Day

As I turned the calendar to June I reached for the eraser to clear off the pre-pandemic plans and start over. I was supposed to be headed for Florida next week for my first 5 day Women’s Breakaway Retreat. Then COVID.

It is a new day. It is a new month. I’m choosing today as a new beginning. Will you join me?

Be Still

Be Still

Shelter at home orders have forced us to slow down our busy lives or at least cleared our calendars. I wonder how many of us have have simply exchanged one type of activity for another. Are we learning what it means to be still? "Be still, and know that I am God;..."...

Easter 2020

Easter 2020

Easter feels very different this year but the reality of the season is just as powerful today as it has been for approximately 2000 years.  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.  It is our understanding and perspective that changes. ...

Meltdown

Meltdown

Grant yourself a good meltdown. Jesus offered up prayers with "loud cries and tears." (Heb. 5:7) Have you given yourself permission to do this yet? I've learned over the years that stuffing the hard emotions & fears actually allows them to grow and fester. They...

Dance Party

Dance Party

It is the start of a new week.  And the last week has felt like a month, can I get an Amen? Ecclesiastes 3 tells us there is a time for everything, a season for every activity under the heavens.  I propose it is time to switch from mourning to dancing! Let's...

Fun Night

Fun Night

Anybody else feel like it is been an incredibly looooooooooooooooooong week? Well it's finally the weekend and it's time to take a breathe and have some fun. Turn off the news & social feeds. Clean off the kitchen table & dust off your old board games. Share...

Grace

Grace

Hey everyone, I know I missed a day already in my goal to produce 21 Connection Blogs in 21 days.  I am a big believer that we need more GRACE in our world.  GRACE for each other & GRACE for ourselves. So I will chose to model the principle that GRACE...

SNAP Out Of The Spiral

SNAP Out Of The Spiral

As our world continues to rapidly change around us it is easy to start to feel overwhelmed. It is important for us to be self aware enough to have systems in place that help us to snap out of the spiral of anxiety and growing fears. In the study guide for "The Road...

Kids’ Activities

Kids’ Activities

Are you already stressing about what you are going to do with your kids on their “extended spring break” while practicing Social Distancing? A new routine (or lack there of) is sure to cause some amount of stress in every home.  You are not a bad parent because...

Church On Your Couch

Church On Your Couch

No matter if it is the Coronavirus, upset stomach, migraine or a bad hair day that is keeping you home on a Sunday morning it doesn't mean you have to miss church. Actually it opens up an incredible number of possibilities. Today's technology allows you to live stream...