Inspired & Heavy

I’ve been thinking . . . The word ‘depend’ is heavy. You know. Like the times when someone says, “I depend on you.” It can be a burden to know someone is relying on you to be there, to show up, to be supportive, and to come alongside to help. Heavy! The word ‘depend’ is inspiring. You know. Like the times when someone says, “I depend on you.” When others see you as reliable, trusted, valued, and capable it’s motivating and encouraging. Inspiring! If we look up depend in the …

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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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Refining Grace