Podcast Episode 121: Get Mad at God

Podcast Episode 121: Get Mad at God

How do you feel about letting God have it?  Your anger, I mean. Many people are really uncomfortable about railing at the Almighty but I’m here to issue  your permission slip to do so, and even suggest that God is really okay with you unleashing your truest, most...
Podcast Episode 120: Say Yes

Podcast Episode 120: Say Yes

When you’re presented with an opportunity, is your first response usually a “no”? Maybe you’ll change your mind later, but is your typical knee-jerk a negatory? Or maybe you know someone like this, and think, “sure glad that’s not me.” But that mindset is very common,...
Podcast Episode 119: Deal with Disappointment

Podcast Episode 119: Deal with Disappointment

You are no stranger to disappointment. The past two years have been full of disappointments: cancelled graduations and proms, weddings and concerts postponed, trips cancelled or put off indefinitely, and all manner of other kinds of letdowns. And your experience with...
Podcast Episode 118: Do Something You’re Bad At

Podcast Episode 118: Do Something You’re Bad At

Have you ever wanted to try to do a something, but never did because you were afraid you’d be really bad at it? (I’m talking to you, perfectionists.) Well, let me introduce you to someone who didn’t let incompetence stop her. Her story is almost unbelievable, but...
Podcast Episode 117: Make Something

Podcast Episode 117: Make Something

One fall my husband and I took a trip to the mountains of Virginia, and before we left, I was determined to take no pictures of the usual “scenic wonders” this time: no fall foliage, no wildlife, no expansive vistas. I only wanted pictures of the stupid, the silly,...
Podcast Episode 116: Lament

Podcast Episode 116: Lament

I don’t know about you, but when I was in middle school, I really enjoyed a good cry. I kept a diary–you know the kind, with the lock and key (like that could keep anybody out), in which, to be honest, exactly nobody in this world would want to read the...

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