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If You Feel Like a Hot Mess…

Sometimes I feel like such a mess. I wonder what God even wants with me. Have you ever felt that way?

And then God reminds me that ALL His children are a mess in one way or another.

A common theme throughout Scripture is overcoming failure. Abraham passed his wife, Sarah, off as his sister because of fear (Genesis 12 and 20).  Read more…

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Failure Is Not Final

Have you ever felt like a failure? I sure have. Jesus’ friend, Peter sure did.

Three days after Jesus breathed His last earthly breath, the disciples received the news of the empty tomb from the women who had gone to visit the grave. Mark tells us an angel told the women to go and “tell his disciples and Peter” that Jesus was alive (Mark 16:7).  Read more…

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Are You Lying to Yourself?

Sometimes we need to have a little talk with ourselves. Let me explain why.

Every weekday morning my husband’s alarm clock goes off at 5:30 a.m. He gets up, showers, shaves, brushes his teeth, gets dressed, and places his jingling keys in his pocket. He clears his throat, blows his nose, and, well, does other noisy things. When he opens and closes the door leading to the garage,  Read more…

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How to Avoid Crashing in Turbulent Emotions

Do  you remember the day John F. Kennedy, Jr., his wife, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, and his sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, crashed into the Atlantic ocean. It was July 16, 1999. John was piloting the single-engine aircraft and was only a few miles from their destination when something went terribly wrong. Here’s what happened. Read to the end. I think you’ll see how it applies to you and me and could keep us from crashing too.  Read more…

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God is For You

I’m posting over at Proverbs 31 Ministries again today. I just love linking arms with those women! I wanted to share this post with you too. Be sure and read to the end and leave a comment to be eligible for a free Enough bracelet!

My son played on his high school’s basketball team when he was a teenager.  Read more…

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When the Devil Whispers “You’re Not Good Enough”

Have you ever felt that you were way over your head? I have–many times.

My first large speaking engagement was back in the ‘90s. Why I said yes was beyond me. I had never stood up in front of more than a handful of women at my Bible study or our church’s women’s retreat. Even then, I didn’t have to use a microphone.  Read more…

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When You’re Afraid to Jump Into the Deep End of God’s Will

Have you ever been afraid to say “yes” to God? I have. Today I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries. I thought you could use the encouragement too. Let’s jump in together!

I was sitting on the balcony, listening to excited squeals and splashes as children played in the swimming pool below.

One particular little girl caught my attention.  Read more…

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When You Feel Like Giving Up

I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today this morning. I wanted to share this with you too. By the way, if you haven’t been over to P31’s website, check it out!

Can I make a confession? Sometimes I quit too soon.

I’ve quit when what I really needed was to press on and press through.  Read more…

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What Do You See When You Look In The Mirror?

This devotion is running over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today. I wanted to share it with you as well. It’s THE truth that changed my life. I’m giving away a FREE copy of my book Enough: Silencing the Lies that Steal Your Confidence at the end, so leave a comment and join the conversation.

I was in the sixth grade when I first ventured into the House of Mirrors at my hometown county fair—a mere 12 years old.  Read more…