When It Comes To Your Life – Which Dog Are You?

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Invisible fences are common where I live – a way to ensure that pets stay where they are supposed to without putting up an expensive or unsightly fence. My neighbor has two dogs that enjoy roaming in the front and back yard as they wish -Jack and Lucy. Foxes are also quite common in my neighborhood. Prior to moving to Tennessee, I am not sure I had ever seen a fox up close. My husband and I frequently see foxes moseying down the street or traipsing through our back yard. We’ve even had a fox make himself comfortable on our … Read More

Failing Your Way to Success

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One of my top five values is relationship! I treasure the people God has placed in my life, and my family is at the top of the list! This past weekend, we celebrated my in-laws birthdays by enjoying a scrumptious picnic at a beautiful state park. Our picnic spot was perched on a hill overlooking a lake with hints of fall color surrounding us. Aside from a cool breeze and some missing family members, it was a perfect day! My 18 month old grandson was tickled to be outside and had no trouble keeping himself busy. He chased a ball, … Read More

What’s the Opposite of a Rut?

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Let me confess up front: I am not a mountain biker. If possible, I prefer to keep my biking confined to flat pavement and allow my adventurous side to find other outlets. I do have a brother who is an avid mountain biker, as are many of my friends. They seem to thrive on the wild ride the natural trail provides. A soggy trail makes the ride less than ideal. That’s why mountain bikers are encouraged to avoid wet trails – not only does it create ruts and erode the trail, the mud takes a toll on your bike! It … Read More

Is Fear Keeping Your Life Tiny?

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Playful illustration of a tiny house being held between someone's index finger and their thumb.

Tiny houses – they are the latest craze! Often mobile, these wee homes that are typically between 100 and 400 square feet, rarely more than 500 square feet. That’s small! Perhaps, just a hair bigger than the room you had growing up! There are a variety of reasons people are attracted to the tiny house lifestyle, including the lower cost of living, smaller carbon footprint, and the ability to transport your home. I confess, I find watching the various tiny house shows on HGTV and other networks fascinating. It is remarkable how they are able to puzzle together so many … Read More

7 Myths About Your Comfort Zone

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Illustration of a man in a circle that reads "Comfort Zone."

Zorbing is an adventurous activity where people get inside a large plastic bubble and roll around on flat ground or down a hill. It was created about ten years ago by two creative souls from New Zealand, Dwane van der Sluis and Andrew Akerscame. While their original vision for global franchises didn’t take off as planned, the idea of doing various activities in a giant plastic bubble has grown. There are now locations worldwide where you can roll down hills, “walk on water”, play soccer, or even have “bumper bubble fights,” all in a bubble. Are you ready to go zorbing? … Read More