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How Taking Hold Makes All the Difference

I was alone, or at least I felt that way. Women huddled in happy clusters chatting about first one thing and then another. Some propped babies on their hips. Others clutched Bibles in their hands. Most wore smiles on their faces. I wore one too. But it wasn’t a reflection of what was in my […]

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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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When We Ignore the Warning Signs

It’s been hard. Really hard. These past five weeks have taken their toll. I’m amazed at how such a little thing turned into such a big deal. Ever been there? One word turned into a world of argument? One decision turned into a downward decline? One email turned into an erased relationship. One mistake turned […]

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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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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 Feel Weighed Down, Worn Out, and Bound Up

  I was riding down the crowded streets of Mexico City in a cab when I saw her. She measured about four feet high, backed curved, bent at the waist at a ninety-degree angle, and fingers gnarled and twisted shut. Like an upside down chair, her face was parallel to the dirty sidewalk. Feet, dirt, […]

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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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