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The Choice to be Offended

The Choice to be Offended

Everyone today seems to be offended by something or by someone…it is the latest victim-mentality of the 20-teens, or whatever we’re supposed to call this decade of the 21st Century. You know how it goes, you do or say something, whether audibly or digitally, something […]

Sanctity of Life

Sanctity of Life

This Sunday is called “Sanctity of Life Sunday.” It was enacted by President Ronald Reagan in 1983- the official proclamation can be found here. His words were heartfelt and haunting: “These children, over tenfold the number of Americans lost in all our Nation’s wars, will never laugh, […]

DIVIDED We Stand?

DIVIDED We Stand?

This 2016 political season has been hard on all of us. Most of us never anticipated just how nasty it would become through the campaigning, debates, and the daily onslaught of media coverage. My stomach is sick and I can only imagine yours is too. It […]

How To Silence Your Inner Critic

How To Silence Your Inner Critic

“You’re terrible at this. Why are you here? Why are you doing this again? Don’t you realize you are seconds away from major embarrassment? You know what people are thinking, right- you’re okay, but you’ll never be as good as ___________- you’re just not good […]

How to Disarm / Dismiss Negative Critics in Your Life

How to Disarm / Dismiss Negative Critics in Your Life

My mother worked at a miserable job for ten years. She described her boss as an arrogant, unhappy man as she was subject to humiliation and horrific verbal abuse, expected to operate then-new computers with absolutely no training, often suppressed her physical needs for breaks […]

The Way to Wisdom Podcast – Episode 11: Life Outside of Eden

The Way to Wisdom Podcast – Episode 11: Life Outside of Eden

Welcome to “The Way To Wisdom Podcast” with Tracie Dawson. A podcast dedicated finding WISDOM in the Choices We Make and the Paths We Take! Today’s Topic – Life Outside of Eden 1. Subscribe in iTunes (Search “The Way to Wisdom” or plug in this URL […]

How to Lose Friends with Hidden Love and Kisses

How to Lose Friends with Hidden Love and Kisses

  Have you ever lost a friend and never understood what happened?  Do you feel like some friendships are tricky, if not dangerous, like navigating a mental minefield? Childhood friendships were easier.  “You’re seven?  I’m seven too!  You like purple?  So do I!  Do you […]

Part III – Renewing Our Minds

Part III – Renewing Our Minds

 What a difference perspective makes!  I often wonder what Paul really meant in Romans 12:2 when he said, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”  Have our minds really be transformed or […]

Part II “You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing…” Ps 30:11

Part II “You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing…” Ps 30:11

As we met the children at the Hovde House, a home for young victims of sexual assault, I began to witness something extraordinary.  These children did not spend their day complaining of boredom, asking to go somewhere and do SOMETHING like our children here in […]

Part I – Chasing the Wind

Part I – Chasing the Wind

Just five days ago, I returned from a Global Outreach visit to Huánuco, Peru.  Along with a hundred or so sand fly bites and a nasty case of Cholera, I returned with some eye-opening lessons on life from a third world country.  They might surprise […]