seasons of life

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Being Who You Were Called to Be – Blossom Tip 79

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.

Blossoming Into Your Calling – Blossom Tip 76

Blossoming into who God created you to be — acrobat or blogger, cardiologist or gardener — takes time. Patience. Nurturing, growing, learning, and taking little leaps of faith. But what do you do if you’re stuck, stalled, or haven’t even started? I started the “She Blossoms” blog and book family because I finally figured out why God created me. And […]

How to Help a Teenager Move Out of Foster Care

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.

Growing Forward in a New Season – Blossom Tip 67

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.

5 Things I Learned From My Muslim Little Sister

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 Brothers. This nonprofit organization matches adults (“Bigs”) with youth (“Littles”) and supports the friendship. I first learned about it 35 years earlier when I myself was a Little in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Today I live in […]

The Secret to Keeping Your Hope Alive – Blossom Tip 63

Before we talk about nourishing hope and faith — which can be hard in the holiday season — I have a Public Service Announcement about our free “She Blossoms” calendar. 🙂 A new and improved version of the calendar is coming, so don’t print your copy yet! An eagle-eyed reader pointed out a typo in the month of June, and I […]