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Your Spinning Hamster Wheel – Addicted to Busyness

Victorious Christian Living By January 29, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

My husband and I challenge one another, “If not now, when?” Most of us are speed freaks. I didn’t realize it. Now that I do, the fix isn’t as easy as I hoped. People are addicted to busyness and mental stimulation. Which may make us drug addicts. Seriously. Busyness increases adrenaline and video anything produces increased levels of dopamine. More…


Simplicity Note #6 – The Quickest Way to Master Anything

Simplicity Notes By September 16, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Almost twenty-five years ago, Clint Haverty gifted me with a piece of advice that I’m sharing (for the umpteenth time) in Simplicity Note #6. Riding with this multiple World and National Champion horseman was special enough without any whipped cream. When I told him I preferred training horses to training their owners he recognized my naiveté and showered me with…


Simplicity Note #5 – “I’m okay, you’re horrible.”

Simplicity Notes By September 9, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Most folks believe they’re good people, excusing failures because “I meant well.” After all, isn’t everyone an imperfect screw-up on occasion? No argument here. Everyone blows it. No one makes it from birth to death without making some seriously poor choices and hurting people they didn’t need to. “But, I’m really a good person!” Of course, you are! And so…


When Ice Cream is Worth More Than Bronze Trophies

Victorious Christian Living By December 19, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Trophies are nice, reminders of past victories. Ice cream is now. A present experience. You can reminisce about ice cream as easily as awards, but the real thing packs more punch. Which would you prefer right now, a creamy double-dip of your favorite flavor melting in your mouth – or a memory? I fondly remember home-made ice cream. Miraculously transformed…