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Conversation with Anita Lustrea about What God Wished I Knew

I am thrilled to share with you today my conversation with Anita Lustrea on What God Wished I Knew. Recently I was a guest for Anita’s podcast, Faith Conversations. As Moody’s Midday Connection is no more, Anita launched a new ministry–a weekly podcast. Classic Anita comes through no matter who she […]

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One Lesson Your Kid Needs to Learn from You

  This morning’s news program showed a video of three men toppling over the rock formation called The Duck Bill on the coast of Oregon. My immediate thought was– What a lack of respect! The report went on to show to other similar acts of vandalism to nature. Two of […]

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Tips on Doing Life While Your Child is Making Decisions You Don’t Agree With

I often talk with parents, mostly moms, who are in a season of their children making decisions they don’t agree with. By the time a mom contacts me about her child, the child is making significantly poor decisions. I remember those days. The days turn into years. It seems they […]

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What to Do When You’re Discouraged

I’m back writing after a few days off recovery from what I affectionately call a “tune-up”—necessary but not life-threatening surgery. Wow, it’s tough getting the writing to flow after anesthesia-brain, much TV watching (did you know the Olympics are on for seven hours a day—and that’s just one station?!), napping, […]

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Making Your Life Better than Chocolate Cake

I, like many of you, am watching as much of the Olympics as my schedule will allow. On Sunday the announcers cut away from the Olympic coverage to show a little of Tony Dungy’s speech as he was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. After his speech, the announcers […]

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Why I Practice Pause

Pause James 1:19—“Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger.” Pause is a way to hear the other’s heart. Pause instead of speaking. Pause is a way to be in the moment. Pause—time to think—What’s it like to be on the other side of me? […]

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What God Wishes I Knew Now

Do you ever think about heaven? What would you ask God your first 30 seconds into heaven? In my latest video I talk about what I feel God would want me to know before I get there. I can’t wait for you to see it! After you watch it, I would love […]

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What Does God Expect from You?

My work started early today—6:30am! My video/website guy, Chris*, and his intern arrived here at 6:30am to shoot a new video for my website. I am in awe of how he turns any setting into the perfect video/photo shoot. He brings all the toys—lights, fuzzy microphone, light reflectors, light filters, […]

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Ever Wonder about God’s Purpose for You?

  Recently I spoke with a teen young woman about to enter her senior year of high school. She felt pulled in many directions—sports, music, academics, time with family before leaving for college. At one point in our conversation I told her, “You are the complete package—talent, character, beauty, intelligence. […]

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Living and Loving Like Christ

Recently the phrase, “Christ in me”* stirred my imagination. I don’t know where the inspiration for the song came from, but in Galatians 2:20, Paul talks about Christ living in him. The same is true for all who are followers of Jesus. Christ lives in each of us. Back to […]

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