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Friday Friend Giveaway! Listen to the Girl Inside

Hurray! It’s Friday and time for the Friday Friend giveaway. Today, my guest is Crystal Hurst. She’s an amazing wife, mother, and friend. You just might know her dad, Tony Evans. Chrystal is carrying on her family tradition of loving Jesus and telling others all around the world about the One who set her free. […]

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Living in God’s Yes and Best

“I can do everything through him (Jesus) who gives me strength,” (Philippians 4:13 NIV). Several years ago, my husband and I decided to go zip lining on the island of Kauai. After being jostled and tossed like ragdolls in the back of a retired army jeep, we finally made it to the top of the […]

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I’d Be Happy If…

My husband, Steve, loves golf. When a salesman invited him to be his guest on one of Charlotte’s most prestigious courses, he jumped at the chance. He plays mostly public courses, so this was a real treat. As they drove their cart up to the sixth tee, Steve scanned the tree-lined fairway dressed in pink, […]

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When You’re Struggling with Bad Thoughts and Habits

Someone once asked me if I had ever struggled with a stronghold in my life. To be honest, at the time I wasn’t even sure what a stronghold was. So I did a little digging. A stronghold is one of those churchy Christianese words that’s hard to wrap your mind around. It’s not a word […]

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You Are Who God Says You Are

Today I’m writing over at www.proverbs31.org for their Encouragement for Today devotion. In case you missed it, I wanted to share  it with you too! Lived blessed! You are. “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1 (NIV) I became a Christian […]

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Moving Past Disappointment

Sometimes you expect you’re getting a Rachel and you wake up with a Leah. Okay, I know that example might connect better with a guy, but you get the point. Let me try that again. What do you do after you’ve crossed the Red Sea of obstacles, only to be dying of thirst at Marah […]

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