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Thank God for My Dirty Floor

A friend told me of sitting with his father discussing the distribution of his “worldly goods,” when the time came to do so. “My dad had very little joy in his life,” Mike explained. “As we sat there discussing who was going to get what when he died, I saw a pride in him I […]

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You Are Worth Pursuing

Did you know that God is pursuing you…still?  I was in college when I first eyed my husband. He was sitting on the floor at a friend’s Bible study gathering with his back against the wall, dressed in scruffy jeans and a red flannel shirt with the sleeves rolled halfway up his muscular forearms. His […]

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The Rag

Today’s blog is short and sweet. Oh so sweet. Last weekend I spoke in Palmer, Iowa, surrounded by wheat fields, cornfields, and soybean fields. Combines worked through the night. Lights beaming. Engines roaring. Men working. Bringing in the last of the late harvest. On Saturday, we experienced a harvest of a different kind. Hearts. Souls. […]

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If You’re Going Through a Hard Time and Don’t Understand

Yesterday I wrote a devotion for Proverbs 31 Ministries. In light of all that happened in Texas this past Sunday, I’m thinking maybe you might need this encouragement too. I had to go back and read the words I wrote to remind myself of the truth of 2 Corinthians 4:18. Yep, sometimes we need to […]

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Daddy’s Got You

It was a bit too early. Little Tripp was snug in his mommy’s womb and not quite ready to meet the world. But the doctors decided it was time for his grand debut. My niece, Emily, developed preeclampsia in her last weeks of pregnancy. The doctors waited as long as they could, but decided it […]

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