What If?

I know it’s a big concept. I know that you may not think it’s true, that you might be clenching your teeth, that there may be tears in your eyes, that you might have written me off at the beginning of this post as a loonie. And that’s okay.

But just for one moment, allow yourself to consider the “what if” – what if God is good?

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You Have More Than You Know

Dear Friend, If you’re like me, you have a dream. Maybe it’s even more than a dream. Maybe you a plan, ideas that have fallen into place as you’ve gathered them over time or woven them together in a few days of entreprenurial inspiration. If you haven’t, let me tell you what it’s like. It’s like…

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What is Hope, Anyway?

What do I write to give people hope when I’m whispering to myself that I feel like I’m drowning? Yet, there is hope. Hope doesn’t always look like laughter and sunshine. Hope is stronger than that; it doesn’t depend on circumstances, it doesn’t balk to enter into places we would fear to go. It can be found in every crack of the most aweful places, in the eyes of the most mistreated humans, and in the darkest parts of humanity.

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Living on the Front Row

Dear Friend, “What’s your front-row moment?” The text came from Nate and it just made me blink. Front row…. I remember him talking about that from a book or conference back when we used to set goals every Monday morning. Those days are kind of hazy now. “I don’t remember what that means,” I text…

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The Magical Art of Being a Grown-Up

Dear Friend, When I was little, I used to think there was some magical day when you opened your eyes and suddenly knew how to answer questions, how to make things work out, and the answer to life’s most difficult quandaries. Seriously, I did. And that day you sat up in bed and went, “Wow!…

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Defining Yourself

Dear Friend, “So what do you do?” “Whatcha been up to lately?” “So what do you do here all day?” The questions are harmless. People are looking for conversation and common ground. But has that question ever stopped your brain, as you struggle to find an answer? It usually comes out like, “Oh, not much.” And…

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Do You Feel Insignificant?

Dear Friend, Do you feel insignificant? It’s easy to do. Right now, I’m sitting, surrounded by Texas Pastureland. It’s peaceful out here. I’ve even punched off the music so I can just enjoy the silence. I’m also reading a book, ironically about focusing, which I’ve stopped to write you. After this, I want to go…

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Use What You’ve Got!

Dear Friend, Tomorrow, I begin recording my first audio drama project. I’ve never actually done an audio drama. I’ve recorded as a voice actor. I’ve created a layered song of my voice, overlapping the songs. This was done about ten years ago. Tomorrow, I begin working with 20 actors and one audio editor to recreate…

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Be Kind to You

Dear Friend, You are a fantastic person. You have so many talents, skills, and quirks that make you, well, you. But you are only one person. So be kind to yourself. It’s okay that your housekeeping isn’t perfect. It’s okay that there is a mouse in your house or a bug on your rug. You…

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Tell Me Your Story

know you’re busy. I know you have people who need your attention. I know writing is tough, that plotlines evaporate, you take false turns and forget where you were taking a sentence. I know, because I’m a writer too. I’m tired. My head hurts. I don’t know where to take the story next. I have all the same difficulties that you do. Guess what? We’re not alone over here. 

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