Let It Go

LET IT GO Anyone who has a living space of their very own needs to pick things up from time to time. But Marie Kondo is one of those few people can say they’ve actually become a global tidying expert. In her bestseller, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: ...

My Life Is Not About Me

MY LIFE IS NOT ABOUT ME In my head and in my heart, I know that’s true. The problem, of course, is that I really have a hard time choosing to live as if that were true. I am constantly thinking about myself.  It takes no effort whatsoever. When...

Again, Where Was God?

AGAIN, WHERE WAS GOD? When things go wrong and life falls apart, it’s not unusual for people to want to fire God. It would be like axing an incompetent personal assistant.  Is this any way to run a universe? Or we want to go to Facebook and un-friend God...

New Beginnings

NEW BEGINNINGS Chip and Joanna Gaines are the husband-wife stars of HGTV’s hit series Fixer Upper. Chip, whose entrepreneurial DNA has led him to launch at least a dozen small businesses over the years in Waco, Texas, does the “grunt work” of renovating older houses.  Joanna is the creative...

Our Mistakes Don’t Have To Define Us

OUR MISTAKES DON’T HAVE TO DEFINE US All of us make mistakes. With grace and grit, we can learn from our mistakes. And then there are those of us who actually earn from our mistakes. That brings us to Bette Nesmith Graham, an executive secretary in the mid-1950s for...