Tasty Treats to Help You Blossom

What was the last thing you ate — and did you notice how delicious it was? I want to know, because I just got back from the Write-to-Publish Christian Writers’ Conference at Wheaton College near Chicago…and boy, was the food good! Ripe juicy watermelon chunks for dessert (plus chocolate mousse, raspberry squares, sugar cookies), perfectly cooked oatmeal for breakfast (plus pancakes, […]

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The Worst (and the Best!) News You’ll Get Today

In 7 Ways to Take Care of Yourself Through the Divorce Process , I shared one of the most painful truths about being an adult: if we don’t take good care of ourselves, then nobody will. Isn’t that sad? If you don’t take care of yourself, who will? And if not now…when? But wait a minute…what if this is GOOD […]


7 Ways to Be More Courageous Today

Hands shaking, mouth dry, heart beating wildly, unable to breathe — that’s how my 14 year old friend felt when she told the police about the Very Bad Thing he did to her. Actually, she didn’t tell the police first. She told the social worker. Before that, she told the counselor at school. Before that, her mom. And before that, […]

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Finally – A Glimpse of You at 80!

Picture yourself at 80: you are joyful, wise, grounded, peaceful, accepting, and compassionate. You have Blossomed! You know who you are and you’re more connected to God than ever before. Your body has slowed down, sure, but you don’t mind because your spirit is alive! You know what it’s like to experience deep joy — and deep pain — and […]


The Real Reason You’re Not Blossoming

I’m in a “support group” of sorts – it’s a recovery program that helps people overcome addictive thoughts and behaviors. We’re all dealing with different types of addictions, from overeating to overthinking. One of the women in the group – let’s call her Bliss – is struggling with her husband’s emotional abuse and alcoholism. They’ve been married for 24 years, […]

The Real Reason You’re Not Blossoming

The Space Between the Blossoms

The Space Between the Blossoms

Are you waiting for something to end, or to begin? Maybe you’re in a season of indecision or uncertainty, grief or hopeful expectation. The waiting space is that fallow time when your garden looks bare but you really want to believe something is happening underneath, in the loamy soil. Take heart! Here’s one of my favorite stories in Allen Klein’s You […]


God’s Dreams for Your Life – and Other Blossoms

Would you agree that who you marry has a bigger impact on your life than any other decision you could make? A reader’s comment captured my heart this week – it was from someone I’ll call “RosyBelle.” “I’ve been dating this guy about a year and a couple of months,” said RosyBelle on Should You Date Someone Who Has Different […]

God’s Dreams for Your Life – and Other Blossoms