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Things to Be Thankful for When Life is Not Perfect

I woke up this morning wondering what to write to encourage you this week as you head into the season of celebrations with family and friends and co-workers, baking and travel. I am not going home since my husband is lowest on the totem pole of seniority at his work for taking the day after Thanksgiving off, combined with the reality that my closest family is a 10 hour drive one way. This is hard […]

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Legacy

The word legacy is so overused in our culture today. I think it is because we want our contribution to life to make a difference so we are remembered long after we are gone.  As a believer in Christ should that be my goal? If to live is Christ and to die is gain – because I get to go be with the Lord Himself – then why do I have to be remembered for […]

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A River Runs Through Me

For a few months now I have written about what I have learned or discovered in life as I approach 50. My life feels like a river flowing down a mountain stream. Shaped by the rush of time and rocks and obstacles. The Lord has created ways for me to learn who He is and who I am in Him on this river. Many times I capsized and thought I was drowning. Other times I […]

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“Hell in a Handbasket”

I read of terrible things happening to people. Shootings. Divorce. Big corporations running over little people. People groups displaced by greed. Authority misplaced and misused. People doing right and having wrong done to them – unearned pain. I could go on, but you know what I mean. It looks like the world has gone to hell in a handbasket and no one is even noticing. We want to right the boat and yet it feels […]

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Be Aware of the Vision

Vision is a word that can be greatly abused when we make it all about OUR feelings or selfish motivations. Vision, how I want to talk about it, has to do with a burden that the Lord puts on your heart to solve. It wraps around you, causes you to lose sleep, maybe even get hopping mad -or at least very frustrated – when no one gets the urgency for this vision that you do. […]

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The First Step: Awareness

Have you ever had a day when you went through it with something in your teeth or a run in your stockings and no one cared to mention it? You only discovered it when you went to use the bathroom at a restaurant or changing after work or church – and you wonder why no one told you. It is embarrassing or frustrating at the very least to not be made aware of something I […]

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