Category Archives: Spiritual Growth

Clarity

All year I’ve been feeling a push… push to pray, to fast and prepare. I’m not exactly sure what for, other than general growth spiritually… in myself and my family. I had been fasting previously at-random (whenever I felt it … Continue reading

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No imposters, No pretenders!

Jesus warned His sheep, all other potential guides were to be evaluated for fruit, their words sifted and actions weighed. Strong caution was advised! When my children were small it was easy to warn them, telling them when and how … Continue reading

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Lonely places, hard times

In 1985 I moved to San Francisco alone to dance full-time with their ballet company. Fresh out of high school, my dream was coming true. I had trained with them summers prior, but this would be more …permanent. 😱 I … Continue reading

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Training my faculties

Hebrews 5:14 : But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have trained their faculties for the distinguishing of both good and evil.  How I love a good Biblestudy, complete with DVDs and a workbook. To hear … Continue reading

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Keeping It Balanced

Workouts for me are essential, my hormonal equilibrium and mood depend on them. Not to mention bone health and general muscle tone. But finding the balance is tough! I swing from seasons of running to seasons of weight-lifting… cardio to … Continue reading

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Exercise the Will

Everyday I have choices: how long to linger in bed, what to wear, how much coffee to drink, even whether to smile. I can look at my “to do” list and let feelings of being overwhelmed consume me… or just … Continue reading

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Feed the Soul

Soul food is usually high calorie, high carb, full fat and sweet! Hits all the no/no’s on any regular diet list. It just tastes good and makes you feel wonderful at the moment. Sometimes my soul is depleted and hungry … Continue reading

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Counting the cost

Who builds a house and doesn’t count the cost first? Who goes to war and doesn’t plan ahead? These parables Jesus told all equated to taking up our personal “cross” and following Him. Really? It’s like building a structure to … Continue reading

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When I Pray

When I pray, I have the ear of my Father. He’s never distracted or too busy. He isn’t looking at his phone or computer (or whatever they have in heaven…) He isn’t thinking of the 1 gazillion other things He … Continue reading

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White like snow?

We just had our deck resurfaced! A much needed repair, as it had become dangerous with popped-up nails and boards… sometimes you just wait too long. How wonderful it was to return from vacation and walk out onto a new … Continue reading

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