Category Archives: Listening to God

My Job is Not to Problem – Solve

I was plunged into darkness so black I couldn’t see the person standing next to me. Even after sixty seconds passed to let my eyes adjust, the cave walls were still invisible. Total absence of light surrounded us, and only … Continue reading

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Please, Listen

My eyes stared at the page. But my mind went AWOL. As it wandered a million miles from the couch where my daughter and I sat to read, she said something I didn’t hear. “Mmmhmmm.” I answered. Her four-year-old fingers … Continue reading

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Auditing Church

I squirmed in my pew as the minister delivered the punch line to his message. My pencil poised mid-air over my notes. The topic doesn’t matter so much as what I was going to do with it. Could I just … Continue reading

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Who Sets the Pace?

Several fellow bloggers quickly declared their 2013 word as the ball dropped on this new year. For a decade mine was Surrender. What can I say, but I’m a slow learner. For the last two years His word for me … Continue reading

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How Do I Know God’s Will?

How do I know God’s will is for me to attend this speaker’s conference? In my last blog, I mentioned how I pushed past doubts to register for the Christian Communicator’s Conference. Yet, when bios of attendees appeared in my … Continue reading

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What to Do When Covered Up by the Unfamiliar and Mind-Boggling

Someone asked our new manager how he summed up his first days on the job. Tongue-in-cheek, he replied, “I’m on sensory overload. I’m covered up, but I don’t know even know what I’m covered up with.” I’ve been there. In … Continue reading

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How to Name Your Dream

When Mom dropped me off for Career Day in 7th grade, I walked into the school full of possibilities. I could choose to be anything I wanted. Mom said so, and Dad agreed. I chose “engineer.” Maybe an architectural engineer.┬áMentally, … Continue reading

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3 Lessons from the Lost Ax Head Prayer

I poured out the contents of my tote in desperate search of the lost flash drive. The one I borrowed and that contained a presentation I would deliver the coming weekend. The one I wanted to put in a secure … Continue reading

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The Lesson of the Cardinal

The enemy came under the cover of darkness. The snake wound its way up the trunk of the ficus tree, slid into the baby cardinals’ nest, and killed them. No noise warned me of what was coming. No ruckus drew … Continue reading

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The Secret to Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

“Dream bigger.” That was Steve Jobs’ advice to a Disney CEO looking to re-invent that company. Inspired, I drafted my New Year’s Resolutions, entitled “Big Dreams for 2012.” About half-way through the exercise, I heard old tapes playing. Tapes I … Continue reading

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