Success… Is It Too Late?

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There comes a point in life, maybe during a career crisis or a season of self-reflection, our confidence dips. Our belief wilts. Is it too late? Has my chance already come and gone? Has the moment of opportunity slipped past, despite my desire to move forward? For the baby boomer generation, advancing years are a reality. There’s no denying the …

Four Reasons to Take the High Road

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Words, harsh and scathing, rained down my Twitter feed. Facebook fared no better. Name-calling, belief-bashing, and general unkindness seemed to be the order of the day. I scratched my head and slugged back another cup of joe. Oh, goodness, gracious me. All the hot, strong, black java in the world couldn’t make me un-see the rant-filled commentary that clogged my …

Live the ADVENTURE

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As we mature (age), the tendency to step outside our comfort zone is greater than it might be versus those angst-filled days of our youth. The first decades of life, we’re more concerned with “fitting in” and we care what our peers and coworkers think. We might dance around the edges of safe and flirt with different, but we’re less inclined to go against the …

Don’t Let Fear Stop You ~ Dream Big

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If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know I’m a glass half-full thinker. I dream big. I weigh the realities and set goals within reason. I pray. I plan. I strategize. And then there’s this— I dream bigger. Over the years, I’ve often thought about dreams. In fact, I’ve blogged about them, too. Certainly, as a writer, my …

When You Must Go Through the Forest to See Daylight

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  As a little girl, I was afraid of the dark. It’s still not one of my favorite things, but over the years, I’ve learned to adjust. (Aren’t nightlights wonderful?) I was thinking about “the dark” again recently and how fear, tension, and negativity affect our mindset and self-esteem. People who live in the dark sometimes do so willingly. Maybe it’s a subconscious …

The GIFT You Give Others

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I’m a smiler. Always have been. I’m a see the glass half-full kind of gal. Even when our family navigated through a really tough season, I tried to find a bright spot. Some silver lining that made the endless struggles tolerable. I won’t sugar-coat it. Those five or so years were a trek in the desert. A time of intense …

Is it TIME to Refocus?

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Sometimes I’m drawn to a familiar train of thought. It might be something I’m passionate about or it might be something I’m impressed to explore further. Maybe (probably) it’s God’s way of stirring my heart, prompting me to focus or refocus on what really matters. Lately, time seems to be the buzzword. Perhaps, it’s because I wish I had more …

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The Truth of the Matter Is…

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When I jumped back into writing after a five-year hiatus, I rarely took breaks. I convinced myself that success meant I had to plow forward no matter what. Well, the truth of the matter is…  When we do this, we risk burnout.  Writers should—must—take breaks or accept premature defeat. We weren’t created to work 24/7 without recharging our batteries for …

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Yes, I’m a Big Dreamer. Here’s Why.

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Dream. Just the word spurs our imagination. And while we’re at it, if we’re going to dream, why not do it in a big way? Isn’t that the purpose—to envision something extraordinary? I’ve always said: Goals are something I try to realistically shoot for with God’s help. Dreams, however, are something beyond the tangible, but completely possible with the One …

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Let Your Dream Soar… (Even Though You’re Scared)

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Over the years, I’ve often thought about dreams. In fact, I’ve blogged about them, too. Certainly, as a writer, my pursuit began with the tiny glimmer of a dream. The dream languished as months slid into years and years into decades. It all but withered away as a long, bone-chilling season blew in and took up residence. Then life changed. …