Category Archives: Acceptance

Tools for Tuesday: Terrific Tools for Your Toolbox

In a funk? Remember the story of the baby chick. (Read on.) No matter what we face today, there’s always a solution. We might not get the answer immediately but it will come. “Whatever God has blessed you with, take … Continue reading

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My Astonishing Discovery on Mother’s Day

Last year, soon after my step-son had just been diagnosed with Stage Four non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, I went with him for one of his treatments at the hospital near Tel Aviv. Nadav has lived me with me on and off since … Continue reading

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What People Say About You is None of Your Business.

That goes for writers, too. If someone likes your book, that is great. If someone doesn’t like your book—well, not everyone is going to love it. A writer friend once told me how she was so excited because her book … Continue reading

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10 Important Questions To Ask on Thanksgiving

  We shouldn’t wait 364 days each year to give thanks. Don’t you think Thanksgiving could be incorporated into our routine each day? Here are a couple of questions you can ask yourself every day: 1.When you wake up in the … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: The One Percent Wrong Rule.

Oh yeah, I was so right. Totally right about what happened. This guy was wrong and I was right. “One hundred percent right?” my friend Joelle asked me. “You’re sure you are 100 percent right?” Aw…I had to think about … Continue reading

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Spiritual Lessons of An Olive Tree

It’s olive-picking season in our backyard. We have one olive tree. When we moved in to this house in 1994, someone told us the tree was sick and we should cut it down. We cut the trunk down and left … Continue reading

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Tool for Tuesday: Don’t Give Up Your Resentment. (That is, if you don’t want to get better.)

That’s right. Don’t give up your resentments if you want to continue drinking poison and expecting the other person to get sick. Don’t give up your anger if that’s how you want to fuel yourself. If you get an adrenaline … Continue reading

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Three Messages of the Easter/Passover Bunny

I was in New York City with Jonny and our six children right before Easter and Passover a few years ago. Since we were living in Israel, the kids had no idea what Easter was, so when we saw a … Continue reading

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Ten Things To Remember On Trust.

Here’s a prayer on trust that my friend, Amy, wrote. She sent it to me and I modified it a bit for all of us. I trust there is a plan even when I don’t know what it is. I … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday. Think. Especially in this Harried, Hyperbolic Holiday Season

I got entangled in a family dispute the other day. One of those silly arguments that flare up and everyone gets worked up. I told myself not to jump in but I was unable to stop myself and suddenly I … Continue reading

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