Discernment and Duct Tape

Welcome back to Fine Lines, where today we pair discernment and duct tape. They each are a gift in their own way, but often function best as a matched set…if you discern what I mean. Sometimes the hardest part of unwrapping this co-giftedness is knowing when to share what we are perceiving and when to […]

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Fine Lines: Where Grace Ends and Incompetence Begins

“Where does grace end and incompetence begin?” It’s been a while since we met at the intersection of Fine Lines (sometimes the Dear Abby of this blog). Motivation for writing Fine Lines: Where Grace Ends and Incompetence Begins came when I received the following email: “Nancy, I just read your blog about the BOZOs. I met a […]

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Fine Lines: Point the Way vs In the Way

Welcome back to Fine Lines [1], the coaching niche about character – evidenced by a nature and disposition being refined to resemble Christ. Today’s Fine Lines: Point the Way vs In the Way is a place on the bubble many of us are far too familiar with than we sometimes care to admit. I think that […]

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Fine Lines: Contentment & Complacency

Welcome to another session of Fine Lines*, the coaching niche about character – evidenced by a nature and disposition being refined to reflect Christ. Today’s Fine Lines: Contentment and Complacency are like first cousins with a shared driveway between their two residences. Each one has a vehicle and veers to one side or the other […]

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Fine Lines: Worry vs Concern

Welcome to Fine Lines, where today we’ll visit the Worry Ward – home of chronic worriers no matter where you live. First the kitchen where “stew” is a regular item on the menu. There is a fine line between hovering over that mental pot of “stew” stirring it ’round and ’round versus recognizing a concern is […]

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Fine Lines: Staying Active or Overly Busy

Today’s coaching lesson takes a look at the balance beam of  staying active or overly busy. Ah, the tightrope of walking those Fine Lines… There are as many variations of this set of our soul as there are people. “What you talkin’ ’bout soul?” “It’s a body thing!” Well, guess who’s behind the wheel of […]

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Fine Lines: Teachable vs Impressionable

Teachable: capable of being taught; able and willing to learn Impressionable: easy to impress or influence We are complex creatures, aren’t we? To think of the computer we have for a brain out of which we function in this life is nothing short of brain-boggling. In the midst of living and learning and learning to […]

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