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Say So With Your Life ?>

Say So With Your Life

While in a doctor’s office recently, I overheard a conversation between two elderly gentlemen. Was I eavesdropping? Technically, yes. But in my heart I know it was God-inspired, God-approved and God-directed because my life could never have been touched in the way it was by any other means. In that waiting room I witnessed one illustration of what being restored to the Father looks like on this earth. I witnessed how God uses peoples’ lives to reveal layers of His…

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Go From Self-Critical to Worthy with One Simple Belief ?>

Go From Self-Critical to Worthy with One Simple Belief

During my senior year of high school, my class chose me to be Student County Commissioner for a Day. Students from each area school participated in a live session to discuss county affairs. We deliberated on budget issues, permit requests and various county matters. I didn’t see it then, but the Lord used that experience to speak to me about His calling in my life. Mustering courage is tough on your own. I was honored to take part in that…

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Ultimate Messages of Hope Right When You Need Them ?>

Ultimate Messages of Hope Right When You Need Them

A friend texted me today with despairing news. I scoured my memory for words to relieve her heart. And for a moment, I was at a loss. But then the words emerged. Come to find out, I had been looking for them in the wrong place. Tool Time Every moment represents need. Heartbreak, tragedy and loss are no discriminators of men. Within it all lies opportunity to share hope – the only Hope of the world. We just need the right…

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How Spreading My Tech Wings Exposed a New Faith Opportunity ?>

How Spreading My Tech Wings Exposed a New Faith Opportunity

Can I just be honest here for a second? I’ve done something new this week – something many people my age began doing years ago (I’m a late bloomer) – and it’s had me, well, in a terrible twit. To understand the grandeur of this move, you need to know that “new” (that is, change of any kind) and I have a hard time warming up to each other. “New” has the inside scoop, and I’m left in the dark…

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How to be Completely Whole in a Broken World ?>

How to be Completely Whole in a Broken World

This past week I was one of three ladies scheduled to bring dinner for our weekly small group. I signed up weeks before and had dreaded it ever since. Not because I don’t want to participate or do my part. Let’s just say I am culinarilly challenged and I’m doing my Christin service by not putting those nice people through any of my food faux pas. Thankfully, I was assigned to bring fruit. Fruit – I can do fruit, right?…

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Why the New Year is Not Always the Best Time for Resolutions ?>

Why the New Year is Not Always the Best Time for Resolutions

As of December 31st, 2015, I still had not made a New Year’s resolutions. Not one. And while hearing so many others sharing their dreams and vision, it became clear that mine were drifting out to sea as I stood watching. Me, the girl who thrives within plans and processes had not come up with a single heading, Roman numeral or bullet point. Though I have will power to spare when it comes to staying the course and seeing things…

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When a Shaky Heart Loses Faith to Stand ?>

When a Shaky Heart Loses Faith to Stand

While driving to work one day last week – it was Tuesday – I had no reason to suspect it wouldn’t be like every other morning’s commute. I drove the same roads, passed the same neighborhoods and schools and crossed the same train tracks that occasionally interject an unwelcomed delay. As I neared the final intersection before reaching my workplace, I didn’t know that in mere moments, lives would be forever changed. When approaching that intersection from the side road, it’s a…

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It’s Time to Change How You See ‘New’ in Your Life ?>

It’s Time to Change How You See ‘New’ in Your Life

I doubt I’m alone in saying that I especially enjoy new things – new clothes, shoes, hairstyles. I’ll take new paint on the walls and newly washed sheets any day of the week! Do you know why we like new things? Because they energize us and inspire a new excitement about ourselves and our situations. New arouses the fresh flavor of hopeful within the tired and mundane. Sometimes, though, this love of all things new can get us into trouble…

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How to Embrace God’s Purpose for Your Life NOW ?>

How to Embrace God’s Purpose for Your Life NOW

Time is ever-present; sometimes we simply don’t acknowledging its existence. “I’m here”, time says. Yet I lose it. All the while it surrounds me – my living, my being.  Sometimes I cheapen it with agenda or, even worse, apathy. Other times I grasp it so tight until it smothers. It’s so faithfully here, no matter how often I take it for granted. And without fail, it is…NOW. Even the smallest tick is expectant with divine encounters, humbly awaiting our mindfulness. The present….

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