My heart is smiling because well yes, it’s my favorite time of year and then there’s that whole becoming a Grandma thing.  I am so filled with awe and wonder as I anticipate celebrating the life of Brexton Ryan Klickman for the remainder of my days. 

This season life has become a bit topsy turvy for as I am faced with an onslaught of change. Of course I am elated to explore the world of grandparenting, but I am also stepping away from a 23 year career and moving to a new city. Let me also mention that I bought a new car, and for a girl who’s always had the “basic” model this new vehicle with all the bells and whistles is a bit of an adjustment.  Apparently it’s a season of change for me and rather than be overwhelmed with the chaos, I am choosing to declare that life is “falling into place”. My “leaves” are simply changing color and I’m getting ready to settle into a new cozy world.

As you can see, even Outside of Ordinary is looking a little different these days. We are excited about our first Gathering Table event this month. 10 ladies are having dinner with Patti Beth and myself as we discuss the topic of uncertainty. It will be an evening of encouragement, inspiration and a few giggles along the way.

Stay tuned for details on our upcoming Rescued Conference in Everton, Missouri March 12 - 14. You can follow us on the Outside of Ordinary Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter and we’ll keep you up to date on the details. 

Now, throw on a pot of beef stew, grab a sweater and a pumpkin spice whatever, and let’s do FALL!


Enter Brexton Ryan ...

...my first grandchild. I could hold him for eternity. I can’t get enough of the peacefulness of his sleeping face. I look at him and ponder how he has never suffered heartbreak. He does not know what strife is. His world is as pure and simple as a human life can be. I want to promise him that I will keep it that way for him, fully knowing I could never fulfill that promise...

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God can do anything, you know - far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!

                                        - Ephesians 3:20





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Outside of Ordinary is Lori's forum to bring joy, hope and encouragement to your day or maybe just a moment. 

Any ordinary person, ordinary day, or ordinary moment can become extraordinary when someone steps out of their circle of expectation. 

What appears to be an ordinary day canchange in a flash when you change your perspective: 

  • Look at that flower

  • Look at that person's eyes

  • Try something new

  • Really listen to the lyrics of the song

  • Really taste the food

  • Just stop and breathe

  • Accept the love that's being offered

  • Choose to be kind

The list is endless, the possibilities are amazing, and the adventures exhilarating. Lori wants to take you on a journey as she tells the stories of her day to day encounters, to not only bring a spark of joy, but to challenge you to see your own life in maybe a new way. Who doesn't love to find a great big package on their doorstep...God gives you a new one with every sunrise. It's called TODAY.

Let's take a step out of the circle and tear into it together. 




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