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For a special interactive devotional, "A Tale of Two Hearts," subscribe to my monthly E-Newsletter. Just click on "You are Amazing" (and remember you are!) and leave your name and email. I don't share this with anyone! Love is in the Air Turning to a little Bob...read more
With Barbara's permission, I snapped a hospital selfie. Couldn't resist the high fashion hospital gown look. C'mon...we're rocking the look, right? Sometimes we all need a push. When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” ―...read more
A girl always feels better when she's going home. I hope you feel better. I woke up this morning with one singular sentence on the tip of my tongue: Never underestimate the power of better." Better, I thought. I haven't given that word much thought. Until lately, that...read more
Prayer for Anxiety Be anxious for nothing." -Philippians 4:6 A couple weeks ago, my daughter Brooke and I had a great conversation about the anxiety caused by being so hyper connected to the world at large and to the inner and outer worlds of a social network that...read more
The promise of prayer stills the swirling waters of anxiety bubbling in the soul." Anxiety defined, "a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome." The Promise of Prayer Yesterday, I stopped by to...read more
“I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness, and the willingness to remain vulnerable.” ― Anne Morrow...read more
When Passion Meets Purpose, Part I I clearly remember my college guidance counselor (do they even call them that anymore?) telling me, "Janell, if you know what you want to do by the age of 30, you are right on target." Oh how right he was. At age 30, I had twins (not...read more
My One Word On the table in my foyer, I keep a little chalkboard slate and a piece of chalk. A place to write greetings, healthy self-talk or encouraging words for those who walk through my door. [Tweet "A new year brings a brand new slate on which to write a brand...read more
“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives...not looking for flaws, but for potential.” ― Ellen...read more
Enjoy today's walk through the archives of Christmas 2014 Be kinder than you feel. The Practice of Kindness Nothing challenges me more than waking up with "practicing kindness" on my heart. I used to tell my children, on a regular basis, that the world is ugly enough...read more
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