The Secret Gift of Thankfulness

In a world so full of fires, wars, shooting, looting, hardships, chores…it can be hard to sit back and be thankful. We set aside a day, maybe once in a while quiet our minds, and toss up a line to heaven; a too-small detached nonchalant phrase of gratitude because “good Christians” are “supposed” to do that. […]

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We Really Live, If….

First, I just wanted to say a HUGE, “Thank you”.  I cannot tell you with mere words the overflowing love you all gave to my daughter and what it meant to her and to myself. As many of you know, it can be hard sometimes to put our hearts out there, vulnerable to so many people…online.  […]

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Surprised by Something New.

I wanted to leap through the map filled with missionary faces, jump into their story, sit down and absorb their experiences of truth and faith.  But, he called me outside.  Just as faces were rising up the stairs to a conference I hadn’t heard about.  One lady, arms filled, turned around, walking back towards us and […]

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That Moment You Dare to Uncover Your Dreams

“It’s for you.” I reach out with uncertain hands, hesitant to ever take anything for free. Looking down, I see it; the decorated poles, empty pews, the white cross up high inside the painted church pictured across this business-sized card…like the one I had just seen a few hours earlier. “Thank you.” I flip the card […]

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Want to go Deeper with God?

1983.  That was the date I placed paper glasses, one blue, one red, over my innocent eyes.  That’s when I slunk down and peered terrified onto the big screen, watching a life-like shark rise up….nuna nuna…unpredictable.  Eat people who all seemed quite oblivious. I had lived with fear, chasing, night terrors. I had heard screams, ran […]

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