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What’s holding you back?

You guys. If you read my previous thoughts about going to the Dominican, I hope you will read this one! I’m back home now, and oh my….. I’m so thankful I didn’t let fear stop me from going on this mission trip. Every single bad thing I thought might happen….didn’t. What I thought would be […]

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Where Does Your Peace Come From?

Several years ago, we went on our first mission trip. The place was Costa Rica. It was a life-changing experience; however, I remember telling my husband during that week that I wasn’t cut out for this. I remember being so relieved when we got home. I had learned to appreciate what I took for granted. […]

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Fill My Cup, Lord

When you hear the word ministry, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? If you’re a minister, on staff at a church or someone who is committed to serving, I hope you think of love. Working with people is hard. There’s so many different expectations; most importantly — there are many needs. Friends, […]

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Good things come in small packages

There’s nothing better than that moment when you experience the unexpected – the kind that makes you laugh and forget about everything that’s dragging you down. We were talking to our son, daughter in law, and two-year-old granddaughter yesterday. Can I just say – I love and appreciate modern technology? We live several states away […]

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Just My View

If you live in America and had access to a tv yesterday, then you at least caught a glimpse of the televised hearing that took place involving Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. Never. in. my. life. have I cared about what’s happening in our nation as much as I do now. I […]

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What Season Are You In?

  “ Be ready in season and out of season.” ~ 2 Timothy 4:2 Isn’t it funny how sometimes when you read something, you find yourself having  to reread it (maybe more than once) because the words just don’t soak in? Then there are those times when you pick up something to read and you’re totally […]

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Good Friday

There’s something special about receiving a compliment, having your meal paid for, or receiving a gift when you weren’t expecting it. It’s like you’ve  won the lottery when someone allows you to be the next one in line at the crowded grocery store – especially when you know they were standing there first. All those […]

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Who are you cheering for?

I love basketball. Most of my friends could tell you that I do and that IU has always been my favorite. Why IU? Most likely because my dad was a huge fan. I remember him sitting in his chair that was near the  TV – watching and analyzing the game. He was a devoted fan – even when […]

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Are You Prepared?

Someone I follow on Instagram recently shared this quote: “You only live once? False. You live everyday. You only die once.” Pretty powerful truth right there. Does that truth change your perspective about life – or death? Does the reality hit you that one day you will run out of second and third chances to […]

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There Will Be a Day

    Imagine you are in your car – on your way to a relative’s house for Christmas. As you drive away from your home, you let out a long sigh as you think about everything you had to do before you left. You  had to get someone to watch your pets. Naturally, it wasn’t […]

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