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A new vision

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” My spiritual mentor has told me this on numerous occasions. The saying proved true in my journey to finding my spiritual mentor, and it proved true when finding my career mentor, too. In 2005, I attended the Arkansas Association of Colleges and Employers conference. In addition… Continue reading A new vision

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Being a mom: it’s hard, y’all

Today's post is the first in what I hope to be a series of post by friends and guest contibutors on the topic of Mother's Day and all things related. Big thanks to my guest writer today, blogger and former Arkansan Kambri Davidson, who now lives a more glamorous life with her husband Drew in… Continue reading Being a mom: it’s hard, y’all

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Leap of faith, part two

*Today is the second part of "Leap of Faith" by my friend LaTresha Woodruff-Johnson about her God-led journey. Check out this piece about LaTresha which appeared recently in Sync magazine. LaTresha celebrates her three-year anniversary with the Conway Police Department on January 31.* I committed a leap of faith when I left my television news… Continue reading Leap of faith, part two

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Day 18: Dear Perfect Baby

*Day 18 of the Dear Gratitude project is really special; my former boss and friend, Jenny Cannon, shares her reflections on her decision to forgo having an amniocentesis procedure prior to delivering her daughter, Claire, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth.* It has been six months.  Six months since I anxiously timed contractions… Continue reading Day 18: Dear Perfect Baby

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Day 10–Dearly loved

*Big thank you to my friend Kelly Booy for agreeing to contribute to the "28 days of love" project!* I have had a consistent prayer for contentment these last couple of years!  My awareness of this need came one summer day in 2009 while on a walk in the Dutch farmlands.  A quiet, picturesque moment… Continue reading Day 10–Dearly loved

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The small stuff

"Don't sweat the small stuff." I agree. Now whether I'm always able to avoid stress-related perspiration . . . well, nobody's perfect. I was thinking yesterday when a friend of mine commented on how clean my house is that in some ways, the small stuff does matter. I'm not referring to stressing out over every… Continue reading The small stuff

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Pause-itivity

I have learned the value of pausing the hard way--by jumping in without thinking, thus making snap decisions without contemplating consequences or consulting the Creator. Because I didn't pause long enough to prayerfully gain perspective on many situations, I've made lots of mistakes. Big ones. Some were not fixable. The good news is that after… Continue reading Pause-itivity