Sweet Summertime

Yesterday on my walk I decided it felt like the first day of summer. It’s been a long time coming here in Colorado with the cold weather and late snow storms.   But now I’m in summer mode. How about you?   With Memorial Day upon us I thought I’d share a few summer links:     Last year I made a Colorado Summer Bucket List. Things I wanted to do before...
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Warning: Going Life Alone Will Cost You

I’m listening to a terrific book on Audible right now. It’s Dr. Henry Cloud’s newest release: The Power of the Other. Here’s a little bit from the back cover: No matter how talented, intelligent, or experienced, the greatest leaders share one commonality: the power of the others in their lives. Combining engaging case studies, persuasive findings from cutting-edge brain...
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What I’ve Been Up To (April)

  I just returned from Spokane, Washington where I was asked to speak to the students at Moody Bible Institute. John and I had never been there and were stunned by the beauty. The weather was warm, all the trees were flowering, and the skies were virtually cloudless. Our favorite time of day was early morning. We would sit in front of our gas fireplace in the hotel and sip coffee. After...
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She’s Here!

She’s here!   Two weeks after my daughter’s due date her water broke and she went into labor. This was in the morning. (Later that evening she was supposed to check into the hospital for an induction.)   She labored 24 hours and then had to have a C-section. Baby Rosalie was born healthy.     I’m delirious still, with love and fatigue. I got to spend the...
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Healing the Wounded Heart of Sexual Abuse

      Recently a Facebook Friend was talking about sexual abuse. I said, “People¬†should read Dan Allender’s new book Healing the Wounded Heart. Then she would know her feelings are universal amoung sexual abuse survivors.”   If you have been sexually abused, or if you work with those who have like I do as a Licensed Professional Counselor, you probably know...
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