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Who Do You Think You Are?

  I’m getting ready to get on a plane and head to Kentucky to speak at a women’s event. And a memory slid it’s way into my mind. Remember who you are and whose you are. You are not doing this on your own. See, it was my first large speaking engagement about eighteen years… Read More

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Time to Put Your Foot Down

This week I started reading Joshua and I got stuck on chapter 1 verse 3. I camped out on the east side of the Jordan for three days, just pondering that one verse. “I will give you every place where you set your foot.” I was about to head into the chapter 5 where Joshua… Read More

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What You Miss When You Don’t Forgive

One last wish. The longing of a dying mother’s heart. A wish that only one person could have satisfied. But he didn’t. If you’ve read any of my books, you know that my childhood was a cauldron of violent arguments, alcohol induced rage, and physically terrifying fights. As a child I saw things that a… Read More

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When You Long for Something More

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been absent for a few weeks. I’ve been hunkered down working on a new writing project. Would you like a sneak peek?  Here you go.  I was alone, or least I felt that way. Women huddled in happy clusters chatting about first one thing and then the… Read More

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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…. Read More

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The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had in a Restroom

A few weeks ago, I was in the airport, headed to New Jersey. It was a typical rush, rush, rush morning. Grab the bags, trudge through traffic, hunt for a parking space, follow the herd, wade through security, dash to the gate. Folks aren’t usually very friendly in airports. Eyes look straight ahead. Purposed feet… Read More

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Seeing God in The Little Things

It snowed last week. For some of you, that is not a big deal. But for me, living in the South, it was a shining display of glory all around. I breathed in the majesty of creation; breathed out the gratitude of grace. Thinking of the power of the gospel to cleanse. Pondering of the… Read More

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News Flash! The War is Over!

  I sat with my first cup of coffee on Saturday morning, reading the Living Section of the newspaper. Steve, a non-coffee-drinker, read the editorial page. He stopped to read an article out loud. It is a common practice between us. Even though we know the other will read it eventually, when something stirs us,… Read More

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