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The Horsehead Wallet

When my husband, Steve, was in high school, he worked various jobs and was notoriously frugal. His twin brother, Dan, and their best friend, Mike, were not quite so thrifty. Dan and Mike did have odd jobs from time to time, but their funds disappeared as quickly as they got them. Steve was a saver,… Read More

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Getting the Scoop

Grab a cup of coffee. Pull up a chair. And listen to my interview with Lisa Buffalo on Living Joyfully Free radio. Oh, and you might want to grab a few Kleenex.   Just click on the picture to listen. I’d love for you to come back and share your comments. Can you relate? Did… Read More

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When You Feel Like the Caboose

  “…when I am weak, then I am strong,” (2 Corinthians 12:10 NIV). My hands were clammy. Beads of sweat formed on my brow. A familiar knot in the pit of my stomach threatened to push me toward the restroom, and my dry tongue began cleave to the roof of my mouth. It was 10:25… Read More

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Her Story, My Story, Your Story

  [God said] “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters,” (2 Corinthians 6:18). Once upon a time, not so very long ago or far away, a baby girl was born to parents who could not keep her. Neither parent was willing to release her for adoption, but neither… Read More

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Do You Have the Right Credentials?

  “When they saw the courage of Peter and John, and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus,” (Acts 4:13, emphasis mine). Do you ever feel like you just don’t have the right “stuff” to do great things for God? I… Read More

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God Confidence

Jesus said, “Apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5NIV). Paul said that he “put no confidence in the flesh” (Philippians 3:3). In other words, he didn’t think that he was good enough because of any particular talent or ability that he had on his own. But his confidence came from his understanding of… Read More

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Ignored by Man, Chosen by God

“If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world” (John 15:19 NIV). Have you ever felt that you were overlooked or ignored … like you were a nobody? Well, take heart girlfriend. You are not… Read More

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Set Free

“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free,” (John 8:32 NIV).  For fifteen years, Leeanne was emotionally and verbally abused by her mother. Every day she heard that she was a stupid worthless failure. Her mother told her that she was “ugly” and “fat” and “not good enough.” “No man will… Read More

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“I’m not _______________ enough.”

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16).  I’m not _____________ enough. You can fill that blank in with smart, talented, gifted, spiritual, or any number of positive attributes. But the root source of each one of those lies is “I’m not good enough.”… Read More

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