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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

Horses don’t care that I am a World Champion Breeder and Trainer. They don’t care about anything I’ve done past or present that didn’t involve them. Why should they? Accomplishments and titles aren’t nearly as important to the wise and simple horse as the answers to weighty questions like, “What have you done for me lately?” and “What time is…