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Small Beginnings

I recently heard Bob Goff quote Zechariah 4:10a on his Dream Big Podcast and it has been on my mind for weeks: “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin,” Zechariah 4:10a NLT This verse ties in beautifully with his Dream Big theme, but the more I reflect…

When Blessings Annoy

Annoyed by blessings?  Let me explain.  As I pulled one item after another out of the dryer I felt annoyed.  Laundry seems endless and futile at times.  I know I am washing, sorting, and folding just so I can repeat the process next week: 30 shirts 20 pairs of socks 7 pairs of pants 2 Leotards 16 pairs of…

Flipping the Script – Comparison

”Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt Comparison.  Sometimes it bolsters our ego, but more often than not it leaves us feeling deficient, disappointed, or discouraged.  Feeling like we just don’t measure up.  Especially in our Pinterest-worthy Social Media highlight-reel world. We’ve all been there.   We see a friend’s trendy new home or remodel and think, wow…

Rethinking Blessing and Favor 

In the The Princess Bride Vizzini repeatedly describes the relentless pursuit by the dreaded pirate Roberts as – “Inconceivable!”  Finally, after his fourth inconceivable exclamation, his accomplice, Inigo Montoya remarks: “You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.”  We can relate to this revelation.  So often we use terms…