Tag Archives: Following God

Where to? Planning Ahead is Over-Rated

My family vacations started nothing like my friend’s. Her dad piled wife, kids, and family pets into the car. He then drove to the end of the block where he stopped, turned to his family, and asked, “So, where to … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

“Uh-oh, where are they? Daddy? Mommy?” Twisting my skinny, six year-old body around to look back down the shoreline, I peer at the footprints scrambled in the sand. I squint to find the ones that are mine and will point … Continue reading

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A Surprise in the Road

I cruised along Highway 380 at 64 mph, just slightly over the speed limit and within the five mph grace I hoped police still gave. On the way to work, feeling sassy in my new sweater and pants, and looking … 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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The Way

Traffic halted on both sides of the narrow street. Before I reached the exit from my neighborhood, I joined the line of cars braking to a full stop. Eleven white geese followed in the footsteps of a wild Canadian goose. … Continue reading

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Harnessing Polar Bear Power

I shivered as a breeze off the bay water whipped through my light jacket. I hadn’t expected San Francisco’s spring weather to start the day with such cool mornings. And for a cold-natured, Texas gal whose fingernails were turning blue … 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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Taming the Angst-o-Meter: The Most Important Step to Problem Solving

The Problem “I can’t do this,” the new guy mumbled. Boy, could I relate. The new guy and I were only weeks into our new roles and like fish out of water. I leaned forward to hear his story. “I’m an info … Continue reading

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The Road Less Traveled

Ariana reached a fork in the road in September. The first month of her freshman year at college. While resting her chin on her hand and concentrating on the English assignment, Ariana’s dorm friends burst into her room. “Hey, come … Continue reading

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When (Not) to Play Hide-and-Seek with God

“God didn’t put us here on earth to play hide-and-seek, but to walk closely with Him and share in the unfolding story of His kingdom.”  ~Tammy Maltby, The God Who Sees You. But I enjoyed hide-and-seek.  Especially when I wanted … Continue reading

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