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The Shoulders We Stand On: Your Legacy of Faith

The Shoulders We Stand On: Your Legacy of Faith

None of us stands alone – on their own. We all stand on the shoulders of someone who came before us; someone who laid a foundation, set an example, taught us, mentored us, led us, and loved us.   Whose shoulders are you standing on? […]

I Praise God for ALL of It

I Praise God for ALL of It

[Inside: I Praise God for All of It] Life is Hard If I’m honest…. This last year has been a doozie. Whether you call it life… bad luck… attacks from Satan, or just things that happen because we are living in a fallen world – […]

How to Find Hope When God Says, “No” (Free eCourse!)

How to Find Hope When God Says, “No” (Free eCourse!)

(Inside: How to Find Hope When God Says, “No”) Parenting is Hard Work Let’s face it, nobody likes being told, “No.” Human nature tends to mean, we want what we what when we want it. And if pressed hard enough, we can probably come up […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do You Live in Scarcity when Really You are Spiritually Rich?

Do You Live in Scarcity when Really You are Spiritually Rich?

(Inside: Do you live like the spiritually wealthy child of God you are?)   Hetty Green died $3 billion dollars rich, but refused to pay for her son to seek medical attention – so his leg was amputated.   Can you even imagine being that […]

Jesus Forgives Even THAT

Jesus Forgives Even THAT

What is the one thing in your life that you regret more than anything?  The one thing that you don’t share with other people. The thing that if you could, you would go back and re-do or take back? Everyone has something like that. It’s […]

Live Your Purpose

Live Your Purpose

A Child’s Question The other night, my 10-year-old son and I were in the kitchen together washing dishes. As we talked he suddenly asked me, “Mom, what do you think is the most important job of a parent?” Knowing my kind-hearted son, he wanted to […]

How I Learned to Love a Christmas Tradition

How I Learned to Love a Christmas Tradition

I’m really not much on tradition. Doing something over and over again, in the same way, has never been as meaningful to me as it is to some people. I’m one who likes change, innovation, and creativity. If we did something one way in the […]

How You Unknowingly Made a Huge Impact Today

How You Unknowingly Made a Huge Impact Today

(Inside: How can you make an impact? How do I make impact? Read why an ordinary life is more important than you think and your everyday life is impactful.)   Work wasn’t as productive as I wished, dinner was pizza (again), and I got an […]


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