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Taking Hold When You Cannot See

He sat behind me in the Boeing headed west. Perhaps “sat” is not the right word. He didn’t speak, but I felt him rummaging about. Occasional kicks and pushes against the back of my seat let me know he was there. Little boy noises. Restless, “get me out of here” stirrings. And then I saw […]

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Changing the Ending to Your Story

My friend Bonnie and I followed the GPS along winding back roads of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I had been speaking at an event in the area, and felt drawn to this place I’d come to know as Amish Grace. Horse-drawn buggies with bearded drivers clippitty-clopped in front of us as if it were just another day. […]

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Let It Go! God Has.

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already mid-January. I hope you’ve been refreshed and revived with the start of a New Year. I love the word, “new”. Don’t you? Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come~ 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV Today, I’m […]

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When It’s Hard to Take the Bad with the Good

I sat on my screened-in porch, taken aback with the beauty of the morning surrounding me. A layer of mist rose from the serene waters of the lake and hovered just above the surface. Rays of light slanting in from the east elongated shadows that all too soon would stand at attention in the noonday […]

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Where is God When Women Feel Forgotten

Yesterday I blogged over at Ann Voskamp’s A Holy Experience. I thought you might enjoy the post. I hope you feel as loved as you are. She was beautiful. She was bright. And she was mad at God. I sat across the table picking at a salad and trying to digest Jan’s words. Her startlingly […]

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When You Forget…Remember Grace

Ann. I just love her. In just the few years I’ve know her, she has taught me much about gracious, grace-filled living. My friend Jill has the privilege of being a companion to Ann two days a week. But Jill is more than a companion…she is Ann’s friend. Last week Ann called Jill in a […]

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A Higher Place

911 Mom punched in the numbers and waited for the ambulance to arrive. She was having intense abdominal pains and the vomiting wouldn’t stop. I got the call, and for the next six weeks sat by her bed and watched her slip away. We talked about everything from the distribution of her material possessions to […]

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What To Do When Your Rooster Crows

I sat on my back porch, wrapped in my fuzzy worn robe—the one that’s twenty years old that I just can’t seem to get rid of. The birch trees waved “good morning,” and the newly planted gerbera daisies stretched their faces to the sun…just a bit higher than the day before. Then I heard him. […]

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