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Meaningful Write Now: 5 Reasons to Journal in the Moment

Meaningful Write Now: 5 Reasons to Journal in the Moment As a little girl I kept a diary. I have to admit I often wondered, “WHO is Diary anyway?” I was not sure why I thought she/he/it cared about my day but I updated Dairy nonetheless. Upon finding my earliest diaries, I saw drawings and […]

GENTalks Episode 24: The Blank Canvas of Marriage (Part 1)

Click here for iTunes link to GENTalks Podcast   A blank canvas is a beautiful metaphor for marriage. Different mediums, colors, textures etc… come together building something new, one brushstroke at a time.  Mess-ups happen along the way but new brushstrokes come in to make masterpieces out of those messes.   New beginnings are always […]

GENTalks Episode 23: Wedding Ring or Boxing Ring?

 Click Here for iTunes: GENTalks Episode 23: Wedding Ring or Boxing Ring?   As Kaitlin enters the final stretch before her wedding, just a few weeks away, this conversation revolves around the loving “ins and outs” of THE RING. Which is it, THE WEDDING RING or THE BOXING RING? Good advice is timeless. Whether we […]

Meaningful Wait

Meaningful Wait Is connectivity killing connection? While sitting in the doctor’s office recently, I saw a room full of people and heard a room full of DEAD SILENCE.  Everyone was glued to their phone. It made me sad and it immediately brought a memory to mind, a moment I would have missed had my phone […]

7 Secrets to Savoring the Sidelines

7 Secrets to Savoring the Sidelines Most of us do not grow up with the dream of becoming the BEST BENCHWARMER EVER.However, there is much to be savored on the sidelines.    #1 Front row seats to learn from the finest   #2 Opportunity to encourage others when they are pulled from the game   #3 An opening […]

Meaningful Questions

Meaningful Questions Someone can invite, hug and show us to a seat of honor, but if they never ask us a MEANINGFUL QUESTION have they really shown that we MEAN ANYTHING to them? An invitation means nothing if we are not truly welcomed. A hug is as piercing as a slap in the face when […]

Fascinating Fingernails: Meaningful Differences 

Years ago while sitting at one of our local little league parks, I got the privilege of people watching some of the finest. I am not a huge sports fan, but I am most definitely a people fan. People fascinate me. I am a question asker by nature with my head on a swivel. So, […]

Meaningful Ink

One of my favorite questions to ask someone is what their “ink” means? I am captivated by the beauty that others see; therefore, asking about their tattoos usually gives me a glimpse through their eyes. I have been invited to the birth of a baby, the graveside of a loved one, and a wedding on […]

GENTalks Episode 20: The Messy Middle

Click Here: GENTalks Episode 20: The Messy Middle in iTunes Due to technical difficulties, episode 20 is being published AFTER Episode 21, although recorded before. This is just part of taking the journey before the people! (see Deut. 10:11) In true GENTalks spontaneous and improv fashion, Kaitlin and Katie have a conversation about “the messy […]

GENTalks Episode 21: Bachelorette Parties and Easter

Click here for iTunes GENTalks: Cross-Generational Conversations Wrestling with some technical difficulties, Kaitlin and Katie are a little late sharing a couple of resent conversations.  The next episodes will be out of order; Easter has come and gone but the time spent together catching up was still priceless and definitely worth sharing. In this episode […]