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Do You Hate to Wait?

Do you hate to wait? I was greeted with this dreaded green screen this morning with the never-ending white-dotted spinning circle saying: Please wait. Groan… Our Culture Trains Us to... Read More

If You Are Not Joyful You Are Probably Measuring

Measuring comes in handy when you are cooking. Constant measurement in your day-to-day life, however, can quickly drain the joy from you. Measuring from the Outside Sources that Steal Joy... Read More

Are You a Late Bloomer?

I embrace being a late bloomer. It’s a term that was used a lot in schools when children weren’t maturing academically. Late bloomers can also mean when someone physically, emotionally,... Read More

A Light-Hearted Conversation About Faith, God Notes and Being Still

Read or listen to a light-hearted conversation about faith, the God Notes book, and being still. Introduction with Host Marty Guise and Author Jackie Trottmann You’re listening to Encounter here... Read More

Do You Have a Calling?

Do you have a calling? According to my trusty, tattered Random House Dictionary, out of the many meanings for the word call, these two stood out: To cry out in... Read More

Why You Are Lost Without Community as An Entrepreneur

Without community, you can easily feel lost. A sense of belonging is a basic need that we have just as we need food and water. Not sharing our lives with... Read More

Never Forget You Are A Masterpiece

What is a masterpiece? Does Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Monet’s Water Lilies, Michelangelo’s David sculpture and the Sistine Chapel, or Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh come to mind?... Read More

How to Connect to God Through Mindless Activities

When you think of connecting to God, you probably think of prayer, meditation, being in nature, or journaling. These are spiritual practices that I do and promote to foster a... Read More

Banish the Tyranny of Feelings of Not Doing or Being Enough

When you lay your head on pillow at night, how often do you find yourself thinking I didn’t get enough done, I have so much more to do tomorrow, or... Read More

Everyone Wants to Be Seen

Everyone wants to be seen. But something happened to me one day that was dramatic. I became invisible. I was clinging to the 50s demographic by the hair of my... Read More