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Adding White Space to Your Year

EPISODE 173E As you start the new year, it’s important to remember that over-planning and over-scheduling can lead to stress, disappointment, and – worst case scenario – burnout. To avoid that and enjoy your work all year long, plan some white space into your schedule. Some extra room in your calendar so you can move…

To Plan or Not to Plan – YES!

Episode 156E To Plan or Not to Plan - YES!

EPISODE 156E Sometimes it seems like I overplan. Some days I think I need a better plan. I’ve had a few days that have been blissful with no plan! But how do you know when to do the one thing and when to do the other? I give you my best ideas on how I…

A Perspective of Gratitude: An Encouraging Words Episode

Episode 152E A Perspective of Gratitude

EPISODE 152E There are times when I’m thinking about or talking about something happening in my life and I mention what didn’t go well, and I wonder if I’m complaining. I’m often happy with and grateful for the bigger picture of the topic even though there are areas that I wish were different. It could…

Like a Bride and a Bridegroom: An Encouraging Words Episode

Episode 149E Like a Bride and a Bridegroom

EPISODE 149E I like to share things that I have recently found encouraging, and today it is the poetry Song of Solomon, also called Song of Songs, in the Bible. It is a beautiful five-page poem about two young lovers who are crazy in love. It’s an analogy for how much God loves us and…

Be Strong and Courageous: An Encouraging Words Episode

Episode 146E Be Strong and Courageous

EPISODE 146E One of my favorite verses is at the beginning of Joshua – “Be strong and courageous.” It’s written four times in just that first chapter. I find it encouraging when I have something big going on. Or when I have a lot to do. Or when I’m in the middle of a book…