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Burnout, Restart, and Managing Your Resources

EPISODE 183 Sometimes you hear or read similar things over and over in a short period of time. When that happens, our brains often nudge us to ask – is this something important that I should be paying attention to right now? This past week, I have heard or read similar ideas from Joanna Penn…

More Than Just Your Own Power

EPISODE 178E Today I talk about having a word or verse for the year, something to help us focus or to encourage us toward this year’s goals. But sometimes that point of focus changes – and you get even more focused! That’s what happened to me this month. I hope my experience encourages you that…

Encouragement to Take a Leap

EPISODE 167T A couple weeks ago, I spoke to my Rotary Club about myself and ended with what I hoped was an encouraging push for everyone to believe that they have a lot to give to the world, no matter background or age. I hope listening to my talk encourages you to believe you have…

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…

Trying Your Best Is Good Enough: An Encouraging Words Episode

Episode 141E Trying Your Best Is Good Enough

EPISODE 141E In today’s Encouraging Words episode, I want to encourage you that you are probably not a person who doesn’t try their best. Sure, maybe you could do better if you had more time, or better materials, or any number of other things that make the situation different. But right now, with the time and…