Calling | Life More abundantly

Calling | Life More abundantly

I accepted Christ as my Savior in October 1982 as a young pre-teen recognizing myself a sinner in need of God’s grace. Still, it would be another 18 years before I began to realize that a relationship with God bursts with life and rests on so much more t...

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Healing | A Heart Condition

Healing | A Heart Condition

Above all else, watch over your heart; diligently guard it because from a sincere and pure heart come the good and noble things of life. ~ Proverbs 4:23 (VOICE)  The past week has been emotionally challenging for a number of reasons, none more pressing than...

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Relationships | Betrayal

Relationships | Betrayal

“One should rather die than be betrayed. There is no deceit in death. It delivers precisely what it has promised. Betrayal, though … betrayal is the willful slaughter of hope.” – Steve Deitz Betrayal hurts. No two ways about it. If you are livi...

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Coaching | Boundaries and Selfishness

Coaching | Boundaries and Selfishness

“Good fences make good neighbors…” Cliché as it may be, there in the midst of the familiar phrase lies a truth: the idea that good boundaries make good relationships. If you do not believe this to be true, then just jump into the life of an...

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Hidden Treasure

Six years ago I pressed into Colossians 2 with a deep yearning to know more about the “circumcision of the heart” Paul speaks of in this chapter. I remember studying this at a time when I was searching the Scriptures and God’s heart seeking ...

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Abiding

As He spoke these words, many believed in Him. 31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”John 8:30-32 (NKJV) . I&#82...

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In Other Words: Wounded Souls, Broken Identities

. This week’s “In Other Words” is being hosted by Esthermay at The Heart of a Pastor’s Wife. Please stop by and see what others are saying “In Other Words.” —————————&#82...

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God’s Grace [PERIOD]

As I’ve written here, these last few weeks have been extremely painful and difficult for me. However, God has been so good in this time of anguished reality. Yesterday, I went to a group leader’s meeting for my Bereaved Mothers group at church whil...

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El Chay – The Living God

My soul yearns, yes, even pines and is homesick for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out and sing for joy to the living God.Psalms 84:2 (AMP) . In her book, Praying the Names of God, Ann Spangler writes, “This title sets Israel’s G...

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Jesus is my Strength… In Prime Time People!

I’m going to post about a television show I occasionally watch with my daughters. It is a teenage soap opera on the WB called “One Tree Hill.” The picture above is a tribute to one of the “high school students” Quentin who was sho...

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