That’s Funny Talk Show Coming Soon~

Sally and I are excited to announce our new show is coming your way on YouTube. Despite many setbacks, we are officially launching on August 06, 2024. Please join us for weekly 15 minute episodes. August “That’s Funny” topic is: God never gives us more than we can handle. We’d also love to hear from…

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I’m learning to do this

The air smelled fresh with possibilities. The wind joined the rain making music, while I playfully twirled under the safety of the covering. A mist brought goose bumps and I felt alive, and, present in the moment. I’m learning to do this…to stay present.   Neatly folded schedules get dumped out, crumpled, and sometimes rained on.…

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Shattered, but still standing.

I met with someone this week who is going through a divorce. After decades of being married, she walked into an attorney’s office and sent me this picture. The table was so symbolic. Broken, yet beautiful. Shattered, but still standing. Might I suggest, what seems fragmented can still be whole? “We have all kinds of…

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Receiving gratitude or running from it?

My Seller had just finished signing the closing documents. He stood up, walked toward me and thanked me. “You bet,” I said, as I went to give him a hug. But he stopped me. Taking a hold of my shoulders, he looked into my eyes and said. “Look at me. Truly, thank you for helping…

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Campfire

I’ve taken a girls trip with my best friend, Julieann (AKA Buddy), for seven years and counting.  We’ve seen some beautiful places, sharing belly laughs, tears, and simply sitting in the wonder of God’s beauty. It was our last night in South Dakota. Although our days had been packed with adventure, this special night centered…

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Running to get the sponge

Reflecting on Easter and reading Matthew 27:45-50 (ESV), I imagined myself in the scene. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” And some of the bystanders,…

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It is what it is

I’ve despised this statement my whole life.  So when I hear someone say, “Well, it is what it is,” I translate it into passivity. I’m a doer and I bring change. However, through my trials over the last few years, I’ve given in to the lie that nothing is changeable; and slowly started accepting it. …

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Don’t worry, I’ve got you.

On a spring hike, I decided to walk a short portion of the trail to find a quiet space. The snowy steps were too slick for my tennis shoes, but I hiked on.  The sound of the roaring waterfall, the gentle breeze inspired the pines to sing, and a bluebird flew past as I exhaled.…

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I did it my way?

The soft golden hues of Cherokee Ranch and Castle illuminated the Frank Sinatra impersonator as he perform the classic songs I love so much: New York, New York Strangers in the Night Come Fly with Me I’ve Got You Under My Skin You Make Me Feel so Young Luck be a Lady And then he…

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Lent is not about giving something up

My spiritual director, Ruth, sent me a message yesterday. “Dawna, someone brought to my attention (and you may have seen this also) that the word Lent is in the word Valentine. I’m forwarding another opportunity for a daily devotional during Lent.” Yesterday, I read the introduction to the suggested 40 day devotional. I prayed and…

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