Words I Needed in a Way I Could Hear

Often when I pray for someone in a hard situation I ask God to speak to them in a way they can hear. In order for each of us to understand anything it must be presented to us in a way that we can understand. The ability to communicate in […]

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If I Could Say One Thing to You in the Midst of Your Trial . . .

My loved ones and I are going through a hard time. I won’t give details for two reasons. One because they are not mine to give. And two because if I give my details the temptation is for you to turn your focus from your life to my situation, ignoring […]

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Don’t expect immediate results.

Gene and I love the show, Madame Secretary*. It is about a female Secretary of State, of course, and her family. She and her husband were friends with the President before he became President and before she became Secretary of State. On one episode the couple is in their bedroom […]

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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 Your Worry Says about Your Confidence in God

I love the way God speaks to me when I’m running. Totally out of the blue He will give me a nudge or a clear message. Not every day, but today was one of those days. Let me share what I learned. Last week I memorized Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NET Bible): […]

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Walk Your Talk–Making First Things First

    Over the past several months I’ve been processing and trying to live John 15:5. Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” In […]

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When Your Kid is Living a Decision You Don’t Agree With

    Maybe you like me find yourself in yet another situation where your young adult child is making and living a decision you don’t agree with. He put on his I-will-have-my-way super hero costume and flew off to his adventure. Only it’s not a good adventure. He is not […]

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How Focus Dispels Stress

    I was thrilled to spend much of last week with my daughter Kelsey. She teaches fourth grade and it was her spring break. We accomplished everything on her to-do list—most of it in preparation for her baby’s birth in August. A couple of times during our time together […]

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Helping a Friend–From One Who Struggles with Thoughtfulness

  I’m not a very thoughtful person. Please don’t write me to convince me otherwise. I know it’s true and I’m ok with that. Thoughtfulness is not a strength God gave me. However, this week a couple of times I did something out of my norm. I rearranged my schedule […]

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God’s Got Me Covered!

I’ve been reading in the early chapters of Judges lately in preparation for the Living Brave retreat in March. Today I reread Judges 6:1-10. I was convicted by the clear connection between the nation of Israel turning from God and the lack of peace and blessing in their lives. Take […]

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