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Slow Down and Listen

Summer is the perfect time to slow down and listen. I pray that you will have some time to relax, recharge, and allow God to restore your soul in the next few weeks. Today’s blog is what God showed me one day about what I miss when I’m in a constant state of hectivity.  (That’s my new made up word …

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Competing is for Athletes…not Friends

One thing I love about summer is hummingbirds…except when they fight. I just don’t get it. The feeder is full. The nectar is fresh. The four yellow perches are available and waiting. And two hummingbirds are fighting over it. Every morning I get up and have a cup of coffee with God on my screened-in back porch. Right outside the …

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Ten Trash Bags

I set out to tackle a task I had put off for many years. I didn’t really want to do it at all. It was the job of cleaning out my ministry storage closet. A closet filled with boxes of memories collected over twenty years.

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When You Want to Be Pursued

Hey! I’m posting over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today! I thought you might enjoy this post too. God is crazy about you! Don’t forget it! The first time I eyed him, he was sitting on the floor at a friend’s Bible study with his back against the wall, dressed in scruffy jeans and a red flannel shirt with the sleeves …

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God Sees What You’re Going Through

I’m posting over at Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today. I thought this might be an encouragement for you too. God sees what you’re going through! One day I was sitting on the patio with my new stepfather, Pete, waiting for the grill to heat up before placing steaks on to cook. My mom opened the door and gave Pete …

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Thank God for My Dirty Floor

A friend told me of sitting with his father discussing the distribution of his “worldly goods,” when the time came to do so. “My dad had very little joy in his life,” Mike explained. “As we sat there discussing who was going to get what when he died, I saw a pride in him I had never noticed before. ‘I …

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You Are Worth Pursuing

Did you know that God is pursuing you…still?  I was in college when I first eyed my husband. He was sitting on the floor at a friend’s Bible study gathering with his back against the wall, dressed in scruffy jeans and a red flannel shirt with the sleeves rolled halfway up his muscular forearms. His thick brown hair and chocolate-brown …

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The Rag

Today’s blog is short and sweet. Oh so sweet. Last weekend I spoke in Palmer, Iowa, surrounded by wheat fields, cornfields, and soybean fields. Combines worked through the night. Lights beaming. Engines roaring. Men working. Bringing in the last of the late harvest. On Saturday, we experienced a harvest of a different kind. Hearts. Souls. Lives. I stayed in a …