3 Things a Paper-Airplane-Throwing 7-Year-Old Taught Me

3 Things a Paper-Airplane-Throwing 7-Year-Old Taught Me

Recently, have you run fingers through your hair, scrubbed your eyes with your palms, and shook your head mid-challenge with a difficult person? I have runways filled with days like that. Most days. Three weeks ago, I returned to public school classrooms as a...
How to Get Rid of Condemnation in One Prayer

How to Get Rid of Condemnation in One Prayer

​A​t 3:14 ​on Wednesday, a quiet miracle happened on the western bank of the Willamette River. Every Wednesday, I take a block of time to be alone with Jesus. I call it Wordless Wednesday. This week, I settled in on a bench on my favorite path at Willamette Park,...
Your Kingdom Come, Pure Well Be Done

Your Kingdom Come, Pure Well Be Done

Busy in my literary garage with a Black and Decker table saw on the workbench, buzzing and retrofitting planks for my writing platform, I blew out a frustrated breath. I’d received an email that day about a difficult person, and I wasn’t prepared to deal with the...
How Reducing Stress Helps You Forgive Yourself (Part 2 of 2)

How Reducing Stress Helps You Forgive Yourself (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1, we took a look at benefits of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).  Here are some practical steps you can take to help you be more mindful of your mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Take these mindfulness steps and see your self-forgiveness and...