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The Ache for Something More

“We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing” (Psalm 39:6 NLT). For decades, as I have had the privilege of ministering to women, I have heard the same heart-cry from those who desire to have a deep, intimate, exuberant relationship with Christ but don’t know how to find it. Here’s […]

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God’s Oxygen Mask

Today’s Truth Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest (Mark 6:31 NIV). Friend to Friend One mother with three active boys was playing cops and robbers in the back yard after dinner on a summer evening. One of the boys “shot” his mother and yelled, “Bang, bang you’re dead.” […]

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Pruning our Lives

 Today’s Truth “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful” (John 15:1 NIV). Friend to Friend In 2006, I sat down to write my […]

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Oil for my Lamp

Today’s Truth “Her lamp does not go out at night…” (Proverbs 31:18 NIV). Friend To Friend Driving along the coast and coming upon a lighthouse is an inspiring sight.   Even though the map marks where the landmarks are stationed, it still brings a thrill when each one comes into view.  That’s how I feel when […]

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