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Rest in the Here-ness and Near-ness of God

Have you ever been in a situation when you felt God calling your name to a particular task, and at the same time you felt that He had the wrong person for the job? That’ exactly how Moses felt when God called him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. […]

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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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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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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 […]

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When You Feel You’ve Ceased to Matter

  For over a decade we were joined at the hip. Not a day went by when we didn’t talk on the phone…at least once. But sometimes friendships come unhinged. People change. Perspectives change. Purposes change. Passions change. While nothing went terribly wrong, and no hurtful words were exchanged, the void was vast beyond bridging. […]

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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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Have You Left the Wrong Path Wide Open?

Last Sunday my pastor had to do some housekeepin’ fussin’ at our congregation before he started his sermon. It was a “Visitors, close your ears” moment as Jimmy interrupted the service for an important message from our neighbors. See, right beside our church property is a City Park. On Sundays, when our parking lot is […]

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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, […]

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When You Have the “Why Bother” Blues

2014 A new year with new challenges…and a few old ones that slid right on over into 2014 like grease on a slick countertop. Tell me, have you ever wanted to throw up your hands because the same old struggles cling to your heart and wrap around your soul. “Why bother! I’ve prayed. I’ve tried. […]

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