What support looks like

I’ve been thinking … Have you ever signed up for an event and had no expectations? Have you ever attended an event and had no expectations? On Friday, I did both. JOT Writer’s Conference is a low-key meet-up that meets-up a couple times every year at Baker Books in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In that sentence is wrapped the whole bundle of what I knew before I arrived. As I entered, my thoughts turned to journals – but first coffee. In that sentence is wrapped the whole bundle of what I …

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A Path, A Guide, A Life

I’ve been thinking … Life is complicated. We learn from each other how to navigate this thing called life. We first learned from parents, then from teachers, coaches and for those fortunate enough to partner up with one, a mentor who articulates important life-enhancing behaviors. We glean knowledge from listening and from watching others. The common thread in how we learn is guidance woven through every aspect. We need guides to teach us things we may never understand without the wisdom of people willing to share from their experiences. We …

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Refining Grace