How to Live on Purpose

  Ever came across a sentence, quote, or message that just stopped you in your tracks? That’s what happened when I came across the idea of how you spend your energy. It’s so easy for us to get caught up in our to-do list and our busyness.  But what would happen if we stopped and […]

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Start Your Day with a Vow

  I woke up this morning with this thought on my heart.  The way we begin our days is everything.  It determines our navigation for the remainder of the day.  This morning, I’m making a declaration: I will remain in each moment and recognize the beauty within it. I will recognize how God is using […]

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Vote for Inner Peace in a World of Chaos

The United States’ presidential elections will be here soon.  Like waiting for some gut-wrenching results from the doctor’s office, we Americans wait with anxiety and fear, as if this outcome will lead to some sort of conclusion to what’s been happening.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are keenly aware of the atrocities […]

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Learning to Breathe Again

I talk a lot about embracing your past and making sense of it in order to move forward. But I wasn’t living out or even believing my own words because there is something from my past that I’ve been afraid to face for six full years. It was the venue where I married my now […]

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Fear of the Street View

It was rush hour traffic on the streets of Washington, D.C.  I had just left my group to sneak off to a museum for an hour and was walking back to my hotel before the street lights came on.  In my mind, I thought it would be an easy left, right, and two more lefts back […]

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Pushing Through the Tough Moments

So, I’m taking up yoga now.  For years, I imagined myself being one of those people who are always in zen-mode.  You know them – maybe you’re one of them – those who don’t let things bother them and who seem so calm in front of me.  I usually look at them with a crooked […]

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Provision

Sometimes I think I spend more of my time worrying than I do actually living. It’s almost like clockwork: The “What if?” monsters seem to find their way into my thoughts more often than I’d care to admit. When I took this picture of the seagulls hovering around Niagara Falls, I couldn’t help but pause. […]

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