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INSPIRATION IS FOR AMATEURS

American artist Chuck Close said, “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.…

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SOMETIMES YOU FEEL LIKE A “NOT”

Probably due to a conversation with my sister last week in which she mentioned that her favorite Halloween candy bar…

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TOUCH OF COUNTRY

I’ve had a delightful week in the Carolina mountains.  This is Travis’s neck of the woods, so it’s been an…

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RIDING THE CAT

I had a dream last week in which I was on a horse, an imposing beast of great strength and…

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WITH ALL MY HEART

Human desire kinda gets a bum rap.  We tend to tangle it up in either greedy materialism or shameful lust.…

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VAL & FLO SAID

I don’t usually do “cutesy” talks. I mean, clever, absolutely.  Maybe occasionally a bit whimsical.  I like a good pun…

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A MILLION MIRACLES

I absolutely love it when things fall into place — when the variables get settled, the questions get answered, and…

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HELLO, I LOVE YOU

This week, I encountered a quote from poet-activist Wendell Berry: "We have lived our lives by the assumption that what…

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STAND

My friend Jenna and I were out for happy hour last week, catching up on an array of topics over…

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PIECES BE WITH YOU

I read a Washington Post article this week titled “How to Overcome Compassion Fatigue.”  Author David DeSteno writes about how…

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YOU’RE GOOD

"Your soul doesn't need saving; it needs to be made visible." - Emma Curtis Hopkins Travis and I had a…

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HOW NOW?

Last Sunday, in the reeling aftermath of our country’s latest mass shootings, I admitted that I worry and wonder about…

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