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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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In This Season of Lies, Where Are the Truth Sayers? ?>

In This Season of Lies, Where Are the Truth Sayers?

Amidst unrevealed tax returns, deleted emails and hidden agendas of this day, cynicism beckons. It woos to rule our choices, govern our emotions and direct our attention. And if we’re not careful, we will fall prey. We can’t escape the constant chatter over the 2016 US Presidential election. We hear it at work, on TV and from friends and family. The incessant media dialogue promotes an around-the-clock doomsday fear. It’s a vortex not easily escaped. TWO EXTREMES If you ever wonder…

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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 Win Life’s Race Free From Burdens ?>

How to Win Life’s Race Free From Burdens

Kids think moms were created for the sole purpose of lugging around large containers filled with all of their stuff. They have an innate confidence that whatever they need or want, Mom’s got it. And they like to add things to the cache as they go. Do you need one more Lego? Here, I’ve got one. A marshmallow? Check the zipper pocket in my bag. Sure, I have room right here for your science project. Let me just move over…

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Why Spoken Words Aren’t Always True ?>

Why Spoken Words Aren’t Always True

Yesterday, an old memory glided from a faraway corner into a more brightly lit place. It stayed for a while, so I entertained it. As I did, it impressed on me a new gist I’d never considered concerning words. Have you ever had your feet fly right out from under you? As I think about my airborne experience, it seems more like an episode of The Three Stooges meets Road Runner and Wiley Coyote – a slapstick cartoon portraying an…

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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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12 Authentic Ways to Be Known By Your Faith ?>

12 Authentic Ways to Be Known By Your Faith

In a world obsessed with appearances and good impressions, I’ve been known to sip the Kool-Aid and play the game a time or two. Maybe three. Or fifty-gazillion – but no more than that. Recently I was thinking about what I would like to be known for. Or better yet, what God would have me be known for. Is it that I’m polished, savvy and have my act together? Yes, that’s it! No, that’s not it. Because I’ve realized I’d rather be known for…

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