Practice.

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Practice.
The old adage, “practice makes perfect,” pops into my mind when I think of practice.  Growing up, I was supposed to practice my piano lessons every single day.  I had weekly lessons and daily logs to make sure that I was, indeed, practicing.  All of those minutes recorded, some laboriously pounded out and some (more than some) fudged.  Oh, how I detested those long moments, which felt like hours and hours on the hard piano bench.  Working to train my fingers, work the rhythms, count out the beats, read the music.  All of the tools were there, but my heart wasn’t in it.


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Trust. Even in the Midst.

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It seems like lately, the expression “being blindsided” has been used all around me.  My heart hurts for those who are in the midst of their own blindsided trauma.  Most of us probably don’t have to think too hard to remember seasons where life hit in blows and the term “being blindsided” fit.  Sometimes life hits with such force it can steal our breath and knock us to our knees in what seems like the blink of an eye; all of the sudden, everything changes. 


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Breath for your journey.

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Breath, breathing … something we do every day, every moment.  For most of us, we don’t even think about it and yet it is this very practice, very rhythm – that keeps us alive.  It’s been said “we can go weeks without food, days without water, but only minutes without breath” although, truth be told – I’ve never tested this.  I do know that breathing keeps me alive. When we are intentional with our breathing, there are physical health benefits that we experience.  It’s not a onetime activity, but a continual practice that brings us the most benefits in our physical health …..

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