Tag Archives: encouragement

Jumping Into the Deep End

Many years ago, I spent many a hot summer’s day swimming in the pool at the local swim club. It had a shallow end, a middle part for lap swimming, and the deep end. At the deep end lay diving boards. And diving boards, for a kid, meant tons of fun. I’d already been off ...continue reading

On Being Intentional

A couple of months ago, I had lunch with a colleague. We’ve hit it off, and I’ve come to see him like a little brother of mine. His fiancée is a nurse working night shifts to save money for their wedding. He said time with her was few and far between. I told him they ...continue reading

5 Ways to Be an Encourager

Things a year ago looked very different than they did now. My husband Steve had just had back surgery on July 20. During this three-week recovery, I found myself as chief caregiver and in charge of everything. Was I overwhelmed? You bet. Discouraged? Oh, yeah. But I learned a lot. About myself. About others. I ...continue reading

On Finding Focus

Here it goes again. That was my one thought as I considered the long-term path of my blogging. Many, many years ago, I’d started out blogging about my life. No focus. I got a new website and narrowed my focus to writing. I was a writer, after all. Shouldn’t that help? Turns out, no. While ...continue reading