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How to Loosen the Chains – Blossom Tip 53   Recently updated !

Howdy from Nashville! This “honky tonk town” is full of big city surprises — all good so far. I toured the Belle Meade Plantation, the Ryman Auditorium (where I saw kd lang perform), the Nashville Farmer’s Market and the Country Music Hall of Fame. In a couple hours I’ll hoof it to the Parthenon (an […]

How to Loosen the Chains - Blossom Tip 53

What Do You Think? - Blossom Tip 52

What Do You Think? Blossom Tip 52

If we were sitting around the kitchen table – you, me, the rest of our She Blossoms group – what would you want to talk about? What questions would you ask? What advice might you share? I asked my She Blossoms Facebook Group this question, and was surprised and pleased at all the responses. I’d […]


Letting Go – Blossom Tip 50

A year ago I was brainstorming titles for Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back and I asked for your opinion. I offered three possible titles and you voted – and your choices helped me pick my title (which I love, by the way. Thank you!). Your feedback taught me something new and important about letting […]

Letting Go – Blossom Tip 50

When God Opens the Door Blossom Tip 49

When God Opens the Door – Blossom Tip 49

In When God Closes the Door – Blossom Tip 44 I described how disappointed I was to miss a writers’ conference when I was in Minneapolis. Sometimes God closes doors. He allows sad, confusing, and even tragic things to happen to us. He doesn’t always tell us why. But that doesn’t mean He doesn’t hear our […]


Your Not-To-Do List  – Blossom Tip 48

I discovered two things at the back of my new daytimer: a “To Do” list and a “Not-To-Do” list. Hmmm…a huge page of things NOT to do? I love it! Below is a snapshot of Blossy celebrating our new favorite toy: a list of things not to fret over, gnaw on, or ruminate about. A […]

Your Not-To-Do List She Blossoms Tip 48

Turning Point She Blossoms Tip 47

The Turning Point – Blossom Tip 47

While proofreading the final manuscript of Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back, I found the turning point. Chapter Seven: Reviving Your Heart With Hannah isn’t just pivotal, it’s also one of my favorite chapters in the book. Reviving Your Heart is a chapter that transitions us from healing to moving forward. It’s time to accept […]


How to Hold on to Hope  – Blossom Tip 46

What are you hoping for today? Maybe you’re hoping for physical healing for your bad back, painful migraines, or constant fatigue. Maybe you’re hoping for emotional healing for your broken heart, depression, or anxiety. Maybe you’re hoping for spiritual healing for yourself, a family member, or your country. Maybe you’re hoping for courage, strength, and […]

Holding on to Hope Blossom Tip 46