Category Archives: Spiritual Growth

What God and “NCIS: Los Angeles” Share in Common

Watching “NCIS: Los Angeles” the other night helped me finally understand why I get impatient with God’s plans for my life. I keep losing sight of basic principles that the TV actors follow well. The whole thing began earlier that … Continue reading

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Postcard From Paradise

The Gulf Coast of Florida is a wonderful place to be in January. It’s widely known for its tropical beauty, even though the part most visitors see is a beauty that’s been carefully trimmed and manicured and arranged into botanical … Continue reading

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What Facebook and the Bible Share in Common

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with Facebook. It’s no substitute for real life (although some people live on Facebook like it IS their real life) and any relating on Facebook is shallow and fleeting. Deep relationships take face time and … Continue reading

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What Our Stuff Says About Us

We were out to dinner with friends the other night on the eve of another short-term move. It’s another chapter in our ongoing saga to get permanently relocated to our new home in Florida. This unexpected multi-part journey to get … Continue reading

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The Cliche` That’s Actually True

My husband and I recently saw “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” a charming movie about seven seniors from wildly different backstories, who choose to retire to what was billed as an exotic, upscale senior community in India. It’s run by … Continue reading

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God, Could You Move It Along?

A love story popped up on the Internet recently about a couple of octogenarians who were sweethearts in college back in the ‘50s. Life interrupted and they never married. Recently, through friends, they learned both of them were now widowed and they … Continue reading

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Navy SEALS and Guerilla Decision-Making

I received a phone call this morning from a person who wanted to talk about a really bad decision she made (her words, not mine, although I totally agreed). She knew better, she said. She had been at this crossroads before, … Continue reading

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