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When Inspired By Others, I Share!

Filed in Adoption, Children, Uncategorized by on May 18, 2016 0 Comments
When Inspired By Others, I Share!

A friend recently gave me a link to watch a particular session from last year’s Christian Leadership Alliance conference. It was quite the boost of encouragement while I chopped broccoli and sautéed asparagus for dinner. But this morning, as I perused other speakers, categories, and sessions, I came across one of my all-time favorites: Joni […]

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The Beauty of Myrrh – A Tribute to Mary Barrett & My Pain Pals

The Beauty of Myrrh – A Tribute to Mary Barrett & My Pain Pals

Though it was late, I measured out a cup of laundry detergent and shoved the clothes robotically into our front loader. My mind was traveling through Africa, Washington, California, England, and other parts of the globe, smothering heaven with prayer requests. Lord, I am so burdened for _________. I can’t even imagine the suffering and […]

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Jesus Loves Visuals

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 4, 2015 0 Comments
Jesus Loves Visuals

Before there ever was an iPhone, Kodak, or DaVinci, God would give man stunning visuals of His glory, majesty, and deity in creation. David would write a song about what he learned concerning God one night; “When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is […]

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Keep Calm and Walk On

Filed in Uncategorized by on November 9, 2015 2 Comments
Keep Calm and Walk On

I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to believe that everyone, at some time or another, has one of those days when everything seems about as easy as gum removal from a kids hair. After multiple attempts from Pinterest guarantees and YouTube demonstrations, you finally throw up your hands, grab the scissors, wipe the tears and […]

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When Church Attendance Is “Critical”

Filed in Healing, Ministry, Suffering, Uncategorized by on October 19, 2015 1 Comment
When Church Attendance Is “Critical”

I rolled my eyes at no one and went back to washing dishes. Though my eyes feasted on autumn splendor, muffled voices filled my ears and eclipsed the joy of what I was seeing. Many things can get this Irish blood percolating, but nothing like political debates. I have an easier time biting my lip with demolition drivers in […]

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A Lion’s Reminder About Freedom

Filed in Encouragement, Freedom, Sin by on July 1, 2015 6 Comments
A Lion’s Reminder About Freedom

I closed my Bible and pushed aside cold coffee to retrieve the iPhone that had been out of my hand for over an hour. This thing. A blessing and a curse. You will not rule over me. I clicked on the hearts of every Instagram I saw, then popped up Twitter. That overly popular app where people have learned to squash […]

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One Way To Hear God’s Heart Beat

One Way To Hear God’s Heart Beat

Words I never dreamed I’d hear in all my twenties or thirties, I now enjoy from time to time in my late forties. But they often have come at a painful cost. “Mommy, just snuggle me.” Blink, blink. My shoulders dropped while a smile rose across my face. The request came with laundry in my hands, bills in […]

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A Lesson From Fashion Failure

Filed in Encouragement, Uncategorized by on June 3, 2015 0 Comments
A Lesson From Fashion Failure

“Mommy? What is going on with her eyes? That’s creepy!” I paused the video we were watching from Mayo Clinic and answered my daughter’s inquisitive aversion. “When you have vertigo and feel like you are spinning, your eyes jump like that because they are trying to find a focal point to help you get your balance.” It was […]

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Where Are You Going?

Filed in Depression, Heart of God, Holidays, Hope, Uncategorized by on December 20, 2014 0 Comments
Where Are You Going?

I clip-clopped through the airport like a clumsy race horse shod with wooden shoes. People silently parted my way without any shouted apologies, horns or red carpet rollouts. My boots were warm but loud enough to reverberate their wooden soles as I sprinted through the concourse to reach my soon-departing flight. My gallop quickly slowed […]

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His Wounds Do Heal Ours

Filed in Evangelism, Sin, Suffering by on October 26, 2014 3 Comments
His Wounds Do Heal Ours

My waking up is never a sudden event, but more like a thick, sludgy processional to the coffee pot. Despite the density of this particular morning, before my eyelids cooperated with the dawn, a line from Third Day’s rendition of Isaiah 53:5 began to loop through my thoughts. And by His wounds, by His wounds […]

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