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Do you want a trophy or do you want the truth?

Don’t you just love it when you hear a conversation that doesn’t involve you, but it stays with you for a long time?  There were three eleven(ish) year old boys who were having  swimming races across the pool. One of the boys would pretty much throw a fit every time because he never won. Before their last […]

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Do Unto Others

I just got my nails done. If you have nails like mine, the type that are thin and never grow, then you get why I am willing to pay for acrylic nails. I went to the same place I’ve gone to since we’ve lived in Florida. I was seated at the first seat – closest to […]

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The Word

Many years ago, two of our three sons were in a heated argument. Sometimes we would just let them work it out without intervening, but this time we heard language that we didn’t allow, so we brought them into a room where they were told to sit. Because we weren’t sure which one said ‘the […]

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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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I Lied — I’m Lying. Why? Why Not.

I remember the day when I believed ……almost anything. I trusted so many people. I was…..SO gullible. I was that girl who always looked for the best in others. Never understood why others would be so quick to judge. All of that changed when experience painted a different picture. After teaching children for several years, […]

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You. Are. More.

I love technology. I love pictures. But the two combined? Whew. If you’re looking for love and acceptance thru a perfect selfie–you’re headed for disappointment. You are MORE than what this world pressures you to believe in–what you supposedly need to do to look/be lovable or desirable.  

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Are you Missing the Obvious?

I’ve shared many stories about my brother. His struggles are my struggles. Although I wish there weren’t so many, I’m thankful for the many life-lessons I’ve learned through him –  like loving others even when they are difficult to like. Because he was mentally challenged, he always struggled in school. What discouraged him most wasn’t […]

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The Truth Will Set You Free

“What is your story? Your real story, the story you fight to hide, the story that keeps you from freedom? The gospel frees these knots, opens truth where only silence resided. The grace of Jesus allows us to look honestly at our lives, not lock our stories into a place of shame. When I open […]

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Seek Him With All Your Heart

What a blessing it is to have access to blogs and books that are written and illustrated by Christian authors. I find it very encouraging to know that I’m not alone in my struggles, and love hearing how God helps others make it through similar life experiences. One of the blogs that I follow recently […]

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It Only Took a Whisper

Do you have a favorite author or blogger? If so, have you ever wondered exactly what makes this person stand out?  Mine is Lysa Terkeurst. Why? Because I can relate to her.  I love how she is so open about her imperfections, and I appreciate that she shares how God has revealed those to her […]

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