Tag Archives: Abundant Life

How Long is a Good Life?

A long life might not be good enough, but a good life is always long enough. The pastor for Marcus spoke these words ten years ago at his memorial service. Every year since then, on March 4, friends and family … Continue reading

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Setback or Set Up?

My desire to teach suffered a setback. In the last semester of my last year in college, my career plan came to a screeching halt at the hands of a high school Spanish class who cared more about sports and … Continue reading

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Holding an Open House

What is your least favorite part of selling a house? When a house goes on the market, it’s bad enough that the seller must keep it squeaky clean 24×7,  to show at a moment’s notice. To me, vacating so the … Continue reading

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When to Avoid Perfectionism and Comparison

Confession time. My name is Gloria and I’m a recovering perfectionist. I’m improving and fell off the wagon only once last month. Though my perfectionist binge did last several days. Trying to do or make myself the best possible can be … Continue reading

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The Easter Story

Easter played out on my patio this year in my ficus tree… He Lives! “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.” … Continue reading

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A Shabby Chic Life

I found the quilt at the bottom of my quilt box. A hand-sewn memory from my childhood. The quilt took shape one weekend when I spent the night with Mama Walker, my maternal grandmother. At first, she tried to teach … Continue reading

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The Most Important Step to Abundant Living

A manager sat in my office, frustrated with below-standard team performance. He admitted,  “I’ve had the same conversations every month for six months with little or no progress. What can I do?” We dug to the root of the problem: … Continue reading

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How Do We Achieve Success?

“How do we achieve success in the workplace?” That question brought a crowd of manager hopefuls to a class I offered, “Building a Successful Personal Brand.” Our personal brand is our reputation, or how we rest in the hearts and … Continue reading

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Choosing the Better

My brothers and sister said I was destined to be a boss — mainly because I was the oldest and pretty bossy. When I was 13 years old, my parents assigned my sister, Debbie, and I to clear the dinner table and … Continue reading

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The Problem with Skipping Pages

One evening when Jessica was four years old, we sat hip to hip on the couch. She plopped her favorite book onto my lap. “Let’s read I Can Do It Myself!” I rolled my eyes and sighed. “Jessica, pick something … Continue reading

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