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Vision behind the Site: Visio Divina

Vision behind the Site: Visio Divina

I'm pleased to announce the launch of my new website created by Paraclete Multimedia. They have created a number of sites for me, and this one may be my favorite. To those considering a new website or a fresh of an existing website, I highly recommend their services....

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Can Art Heal?

Can Art Heal?

Friends, this is a post a wrote several years ago that is speaking to me in this season. I hope it speaks to you, too. Can tapping into our creativity help us transcend chronic pain and illness? Can art heal not only our bodies but also our soul and spirit? Questions...

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Harnessing the Power of Place

Harnessing the Power of Place

Not long ago, during a time when stress and fatigue had taken their toll on my body, I booked a weekend away at a local bed and breakfast. Nestled in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, I watched breathtaking mountain sunsets, delighted in deer frolicking in the...

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Married, Spiritually Single, and Called to Lead

Married, Spiritually Single, and Called to Lead

I'm thrilled to be featured at Christianity Today's Gifted For Leadership site today. Check out my article, "Married, Spiritually Single, and Called to Lead." Here's a little blurb to whet your appetite: As a married woman in leadership whose husband doesn’t share her...

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Simple Living

Simple Living

Simple living can seem elusive. In a world focused on achieving and accumulating more and bumper stickers that read, “He who dies with the most toys wins,” the reality of simple living seems like some pie-in-the sky ambition, a trend. Despite the proliferation of...

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Leading in Weakness: Don’t Think It Can’t Be Done

Leading in Weakness: Don’t Think It Can’t Be Done

“There is a fine balance between presenting to You all my weakness and thinking it can’t be done.” ~Joni Eareckson Tada Disability. Deformity. Two words I feared that could change the course of my life forever. Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and related...

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Stretching Toward Joy While Living with Pain

Stretching Toward Joy While Living with Pain

“I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days.” Deuteronomy 30:19-20 NRSV  A casual...

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Inviting God In to the Pain

Inviting God In to the Pain

What do I do with the pain?” a woman I was mentoring asked. She was referring to emotional and psychological wounds from her childhood for which she had not yet found healing. It would not have bothered her except that she felt hindered in her effectiveness for God’s...

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The Road Ahead: When Less is More

The Road Ahead: When Less is More

Exhausted and utterly spent, I am close to the edge. It is a familiar but unhappy place, one in which I have spent for most of my life. From as far back as I could remember, I have been driven—driven to succeed, to perform, to seek love and approval by producing work...

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