The Art of Thanksgiving

Lord, hear my prayer from a grateful heart … May I not treat lightly your abundant love, Your daily attention to the details of my life. Your provision and goodness, protection and mercy not only follow me, but overtake me each day: That which I need You supply. That which would harm changes direction at […]

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The Art of Being Present

If it weren’t for story, it would be hard to express myself. Even with a love for narrative, it’s difficult at times to find the words to express what is percolating inside. Eventually a lip print gets left on the mug as one thought after another sips out. The other side of the coffee mug […]

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The Art of Presumption

to think that (something) is true without knowing that it is true Welcome back to ‘art class’ where today’s medium is the art of presumption. Largely homegrown, presumption (thinking that something is true without knowing it is true) begins by being stitched into our childhood perceptions. A classic example is the ‘one bad apple’ syndrome. […]

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The Art of Dignity

a way of appearing or behaving that suggests seriousness and self-control; the quality of being worthy of honor or respect 1 Culture enjoys all manner of art forms: Literary arts. Media arts. Visual arts. Performing arts. And that sometimes seemingly prehistoric form known as The Art of Dignity. There have been days when in disbelief I’ve wanted […]

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The Art of Permission

Welcome to another installment of The Art of … where today’s word picture of human nature is: Permission. Every now and then I have the privilege of handing a coaching client the gift of this freeing word. Never premeditated, there simply are times while listening to someone it becomes apparent that the art of permission sits […]

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The Art of Excess

When is too much too much? Oh, the art of excess! Since January I’ve been facilitating two groups through the Abundant Simplicity book by Jan Johnson. We are nearly done. Let me clarify. Nearly done with the book. This is my third and fourth time, respectively, journeying through the pages whereby my penchant for specific […]

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The Art of Continuance

How many of you entered the new year with a hitch in your get-along? I’ve heard from a few friends, family, and a fellow business-owner in our building that the holidays coincided with virus bugs, migraines, and fever. Or, if not outright sickness, just your general all-purpose malaise. Humanity is tired. It’s no wonder. Both […]

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