Category Archives: Persistence

When You’re Out of Ideas … Keep Going

About once a month — sometimes weekly — writing my blog prompts me to declare, “I quit.” Yet, today I celebrate three years of weekly blogs. How does that happen? The sequence usually goes something like this: Stare at blank … Continue reading

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When Life Wears You Down, Take the Pause that Refreshes:

When I traveled to Tucson several years ago, I joined six other individuals for an excursion through the desert in an open-aired jeep. Decked in a stark white tank top, navy blue shorts, and jean-colored tennies, I slathered my pale … Continue reading

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The Power of an Invitation

A former missions director, she embraced her new mission field. She entered last, rolling her walker behind the two residents she gathered along the journey from her apartment to the chapel where our class met. I welcomed my Andrew. Her … Continue reading

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How Long is a Good Life?

“Slaying victim had a strong faith, heart.” The headline blurred as I choked back tears over the  story in the Dallas News, March 4, 2003. The 29-year-old was returning to his Cedar Hill home early Saturday after shuttling church friends … Continue reading

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