“The heart has reasons that reason cannot know,” is my favorite quote about the heart. “Your heart changes everything” isn’t one of the most popular heart quotes, but it changes how I do everything. And that makes it a truly transformative quote about the heart.
seasons of life
As you get older, do you find it harder or easier to be who you were called to be?
Maybe you find it harder because of loss, grief, pain and circumstance. Maybe you’re just too tired and far from your childhood self to think about being who you were called to be, much less blossom into who God created you to be.
Your loudest and deepest desires are natural, primal and purposeful. You deeply desire safety and security, peace and healing. You loudly desire freedom and joy, love and life! Those are good desires, and you’re right to want them.
Blossoming into who God created you to be — acrobat or blogger, cardiologist or gardener — takes time. Patience. Nurturing, growing, learning, and taking little… Read More »Blossoming Into Your Calling – Blossom Tip 76
Leaving home is a huge life transition for anyone; helping a teen age out of foster care is particularly problematic! My tips on how to help a teenager move out of foster care are inspired by a question I received from Christina Dronen, a foster parent and teen advocate.
What new season is unfolding in your life? Maybe you’re walking into something unknown — a fresh semester at school, different routine at work, unfamiliar rhythm at home — and you don’t know what to expect. Maybe you’re grieving a loss, saying goodbye to an old friend, letting go of unaccomplished goals.
Seven years ago — after my husband and I discovered we can’t have kids — I applied to be a volunteer mentor with Big Sisters/Big… Read More »5 Things I Learned From My Muslim Little Sister
Before we talk about nourishing hope and faith — which can be hard in the holiday season — I have a Public Service Announcement about… Read More »The Secret to Keeping Your Hope Alive – Blossom Tip 63
When I travel — like now in Portugal — I pack light. Wearing the same clothes doesn’t bother me the way it used to. This… Read More »How to Keep Going When Life is Hard – Blossom Tip 59
What’s the longest you’ve waited for something? Maybe it was an hour for a bus, or a week for test results. Maybe it was a… Read More »What to Do While You’re Waiting – Blossom Tip 57