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24 Apr A lot of times you can feel it.

You can feel if something is going right or wrong.  When something feels wrong, you have a window of time to do something about it until it begins feeling normal, until it becomes culture.  When it feels normal, you carry on, not making any change.  You carry on, but intermittently, the sense of wrong comes back, storms through what shouldn't be normal and destabilizes the day.  And it's a bad day.  But you hope that it'll be ok, that maybe you're too much of a perfectionist anyway, and that the goal can still be reached.  Because there is grace, right? Yes, there is grace.  But not in performance. And so you fail. But it's ok.  Because there is grace in trying again.  ...

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24 Apr The question comes…

...where you ask yourself if you did everything you could to achieve your goal. You conclude that you did what your leader asked of you and know that your level of effort was always very high.  Yes. You want to say yes. But another voice, another fear, another gnawing reality, chides your psyche, reminding you that something didn't feel right.        ...

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15 Mar I Was Irritated.

So, when I got home, I vented to someone about someone.  Someone was removed from someone's life, so I felt it wasn't really bad of me.  And then that night, someone cleared up the situation with love and care. And then the next week, someone spoke words of amazing, amazing encouragement to me. And I'm all love for someone! So, I'm wondering if it would have been more beautiful a story if when I got home, I went to my room, shut the door, knelt by my bedside and just bitched to God about everything that was boiling inside me....

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28 Feb When You Got Over It

When you got over it and stopped crying, what thoughts led you to dry your tears? 1) Did you believe there was hope?  Did you want to fight to make it right and think of what the next steps were that you had to take? or 2) Did you believe that things weren't going to change, that you may as well put a smile on your face and keep going, keep working, because, well, what else were you supposed to do? What do the effects of 1) or 2) have on your engagement with life? Did you stop crying because you became stronger or because you became numb? Why, really, did you get over it? Or did you even get over it at all? Maybe you should still be crying.  Like an unadulterated, breathtakingly beautiful child....

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10 Feb What happened to us adults?

It's what I was wondering when I left St. Jude Elementary school today. These kids were amazing!!! They were so engaged. Every single time I asked a question or for a volunteer, there were a sea of hands put up, and I couldn't help but be energized and delighted by all of the enthusiasm!  My struggle was, Ahhh, who do I pick?! I started a countdown from 20, and kids voices shook the entire building by the time we got to 1!  Someone even belted, "Happy New Year!!!"  I began teaching them our theme song, and they were singing before I could finish the first verse!  When I told them we didn't have enough time to hear all of their answers about what made them unique, their faces saddened. So, what happened to us adults? Why did we stop putting up our hands with those pick meee! eyes?  Why did we stop volunteering for class demonstrations?  And why...

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17 Jan This Morning

This morning we watched the sunrise.  We set our alarms and trekked to the beach to watch the golden sun step out of the ocean. I was reminded of second chances. The sun rises and falls. We rise and fall.  Another day approaches, and we rise again. We're given a million chances at a new beginning. And that's grace. Each day is new, each moment is new. There is hope no matter what the circumstance.  ...

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08 Jan The List

I recently read a list of what a girl wanted in a husband and found myself surprised at how different mine was from hers.  My list has always been about the many aspects of who the guy is, and her list seemed to only be about the ways he'd effectively express his love.  At first, I was judgmental, thinking, "Is that all she's concerned about?  How he'll love her?  What about who he is outside of his love?  What about delighting in his character, talents and quirks?" But once I got over my judgment, I began to ponder, and I asked myself if my list was perhaps incomplete.  This girl wasn't some self-absorbed man-eater--she was engaged!  So I was confused. Was there something she understood about the success of relationships that I didn't? I realized that I've assumed that when two people fall in love, they automatically love each other really well.  But...

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10 Dec Blame

Whenever I'm justifying my inability to produce results or become who I dream of, it's because I'm blaming someone else.  If only he was more like this, then I could...

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08 Dec Focus

Three things to keep us on track: 1) Focus on where you're going.  Whatever the dream or goal is, focus on that and the steps that need to be taken to get there.  When I daydream of where I see myself pretty soon, I get excited.  It puts a little pep in my step. 2) Forget about what other people are doing.  Don't live vicariously through someone else's Facebook or Twitter page.  I know, some people are so exciting.  But their excitement isn't getting your excitement rolling.  Sometimes it even cripples my excitement because it can make me jealous. 3) Forget about what you're not doing.  Awww if only I was doing this and that and...

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26 Nov Debbie, Get Up.

I've been a bit of a Debbie-Downer lately.  Bahumbug, eh?  All of the inspiration and hope and enthusiasm that I normally exude has turned into frustration and impatience.  "What's wrong with me?"  I'll ask myself that question, try to figure out what set me off, and then I'll be more down because I become self-absorbed.  Ha, the vicious cycle! Anyway, yesterday the haze began to lift because I was reminded of what I already knew was the solution. First, I stumbled onto Adam Kreek's website, where I read, "The secret to happy living is giving."  Duh, Rosie.  It was so beautiful to read of all a fellow Canadian athlete is doing to leave a legacy, to change the world.  Ok.  Exhale.  Just give your life away, Rosie. Second, I had an appointment.  And, luckily, the focus was the other person.  The focus was my pastor, Dave Manafo, who I had the privilege to...

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