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What Bruce Hornsby Taught Me About Being a Student Not An Expert

What Bruce Hornsby Taught Me About Being a Student Not An Expert

This week I attended Bruce Hornsby concert at the Symphony in Nashville. I wouldn’t say going in I was a hardcore fan, but many of his songs remind me of my childhood. The kind of songs that played in our White Ford Bronco (think OJ Simpson)…

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Lately Feels Like Blurry

Lately Feels Like Blurry

It seems fitting to be typing this late night in a hotel lobby. Chad is upstairs attempting to sleep off a cold and his snoring was affecting my ability to think clearly (I have some fierce noise aversions.) He may hate me for that last…

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EVERY BITTER THING IS SWEET : A REVIEW

EVERY BITTER THING IS SWEET : A REVIEW

Though one of the coldest we have had in years, nearly every day last winter I found myself hiking among the barren trees in a park near our home. Up I would climb along that carefully crafted trail, each time stopping at the very same…

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Influence Conference Wrap Up

Influence Conference Wrap Up

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to meet Jess Connolly and Haley Morgan. These ladies are the dreamers and doers behind The Influence Network and Influence Conference, amongst many other amazing pursuits. I immediately loved their hearts for serving people and for advancing the name…

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Lighten Up

Lighten Up

If you have read any of my writing, it is fairly obvious that I am a thinker and a feeler. Recently I took the StrengthsFinder test and my number one strength was empathy. It is alarmingly accurate. I spend a great deal of my life…

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A COMMITMENT TO PERMANENT

A COMMITMENT TO PERMANENT

I have always been a play it safe kind of girl. I was never the first to jump off a cliff into the lake or to get in line to sky dive. I don’t line up to eat “delicacies” otherwise knowns as intestines. I suppose…

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GOING AWAY TO COME BACK

GOING AWAY TO COME BACK

I sit reflecting at my home in Nashville, TN after spending the past 10 days in the place I grew up, Oregon. It’s funny how life often comes full circle. As a 20 year old I couldn’t wait to leave the place I grew up,…

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Finding a Rhythm : Living Life On Purpose

Finding a Rhythm : Living Life On Purpose

Largely, I feel like life has no real rhythm. Partially because I don’t make the effort to incorporate hard and fast routines and partially because our lives have never lent themselves to it. We love adventure and spontaneity. We love to leave opportunity to call…

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THE BEST YES

THE BEST YES

Every once in awhile the right words come at the right time, enough to make a lasting impact. In The Best Yes:Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands, Lysa Terkeurst unpacks the the power of two words we use so frequently, but often…

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BUILDING LEGACY AROUND THE TABLE

BUILDING LEGACY AROUND THE TABLE

Rebuild. Reclaim. Restore. Redeem.  These words define the purpose of Legacy Handcrafted Furniture run by Blake Bergstrom here in Nashville, TN. They go on to explain there purpose in this mission statement, “We desire to create furniture that will help you tell your story for centuries to come,…

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