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I was Ready for a Fight (A Mindset to Overcome Adversity)

I was Ready for a Fight (A Mindset to Overcome Adversity)

(Inside: How to deal with adversity. A mindset to help you overcome conflict like the champion you are.)     I was ready for a fight.   The T-birds versus The Scorpions. (Danny Zuko, anyone?)   It was my side against theirs and I was […]

How to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk into JOY

How to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk into JOY

(Inside: Make your negative self-talk work for you instead of against you. Using simple actions, learn how to turn your negative self-talk into joy. )     Often I have Normal-Brain with normal thoughts enjoying a normal day. But then there’s Thorn-in-my-Side-Brain. She shows up […]

When I am Afraid…Hope in the Face of Fear

When I am Afraid…Hope in the Face of Fear

*We’d like to thank guest blogger Mara Lennander for this encouraging post giving us hope in the face of fear. You can find Mara at Making Ready.  When I am Afraid… Fear. Such a small word for something that can encompass so much. Our thoughts, […]

What is the Purpose in Your Pain?

What is the Purpose in Your Pain?

What is the Purpose in Pain? Do you ever wonder if there is any real purpose in the pain you’re experiencing? Do you wonder how we can experience such pain if there is really a loving God? We all have times in our lives when […]

It’s All About ME

It’s All About ME

[Inside: Why we should submit to each other.] Togetherness It’s August. The sun is shining, the pool is sparkling, the lake is calling, and the kids have been home now for 8 weeks… (but who’s counting?!) For the most part it’s been wonderful. The schedule […]

Restoring a Hidden Treasure: My Opal Ring {Guest Blogger}

Restoring a Hidden Treasure: My Opal Ring {Guest Blogger}

 hgkhgkhgkhf gytg7giuygo Restoring a Hidden Treasure: My Opal Ring By Guest blogger, Melinda K. Taylor klhiuoiugoyflkjh jh An Unexpected Find Have you ever found a hidden treasure when you were not really looking for one? January 2018 I was visiting my daughter Crystal in Cincinnati […]

When You Don’t Think You Have Enough Faith

When You Don’t Think You Have Enough Faith

(Inside: Let’s increase our faith.)   I don’t like to have faith. I mean, I do…but only in theory. Because having faith means I’m okay with the unknown. And that conflicts with my desire to be “in the know” at all times. Photo by Flavio […]

How to Hear God’s Voice in the Valley

How to Hear God’s Voice in the Valley

(Inside: Hearing God’s voice in the midst of hard times. God is there. God is for you. And He will speak to you. Learn from Elijah’s story to better discern God’s voice in your own life.)   You know how outside elements – hail, debris or small […]

Redeemed – On Mission in Rwanda

Redeemed – On Mission in Rwanda

(Inside: Redeemed – an African story of love and redemption.)   Redeemed: A Boy’s Story He was 9 years old in April of 1994.  He and his 8 brothers and sisters lived with their parents in a village not far from the capital city of […]

Eager for God – On Mission in Rwanda

Eager for God – On Mission in Rwanda

If I heard it once, I must have heard it 50 times while in Africa, “Will you pray for me?” I heard if from people I met at church, at the girls school, teachers, pastors and strangers. People asking for prayer for their health, family […]



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