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There is strength in empty. Not the kind of strength we wish for. We want polished strength, the kind that wears a cape and leaps tall buildings with a single bound. I couldn't leap or fly or save anyone from catastrophe. In fact, I could barely show up....read more
Rest: a period or interval of inactivity, repose, solitude, or tranquility: to go away for a rest. Restoration: the act of restoring; renewal, revival, or reestablishment. The Necessity of Rest-oration I don't rest well. For doers, like myself, rest seems like the...read more
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's...read more
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
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