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The Secret to Holding On When Life Leaves You Dangling Stuck

“My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.” Psalm 63:8 (NASB) I remember standing at the bottom of a cliff jutting over the sea and wondering how I’d ever make it to the top. I was attending a small college where I’d signed up for a class called Outdoor Pursuits. This adventuresome course […]

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A Time to Text, A Time to Talk

“When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table.” Luke 22:14 (NIV) I decided to try an experiment. I would bring my phone to dinner and bury my head in it to see how my family would respond. Our dining table is a phone-free zone. My husband James and I don’t bring […]

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The Best Battle Plan

“Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, ‘Are you for us or for our enemies?’” Joshua 5:13 (NIV) We’ve all been there at one time or another. Standing in the […]

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When Words Leave You Wounded

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14 (NIV) From the outside, everything looked perfect. I had a husband I loved; happy, healthy children; a career filled with creative opportunities; a beautiful farmhouse filled with yard-sale finds. Standing on the outside looking […]

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How Can You Laugh Without Fear of the Future

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25 (NLT) “Dad, I’m scared!” My son’s voice echoed through the clouds, bouncing off the treetops all the way to the pit of my soul. I wanted to save him or help him or reassure him everything would be […]

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When Drama Distracts from Destiny

“Inside, the people were all shouting, some one thing and some another. Everything was in confusion. In fact, most of them didn’t even know why they were there.” Acts 19:32 (NLT) My daughter boarded the plane with her two young sons, who were flying for the first time. The boys also have tsunami-sized energy. One […]

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God Sees You

“For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9a (NIV) “Look in me eyes, daddy! Look in me eyes,” our sweet toddler exclaimed one busy Sunday afternoon. The curious phrase became a habit from that day forward. His intensity often left […]

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Wrestling with #OOTD

“Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.” Ephesians 4:14 (NLT) I couldn’t really tell you when or how I first […]

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What If He Gets Lost?

“LORD, You are my portion and my cup of blessing; You hold my future.” Psalm 16:5 (HCSB) There he went. Just like that. With his eyes fixed on the journey before him, he didn’t have time to look back. Confidence and anticipation pushed his feet faster. It was all he could do to keep from […]

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The Spy Who Loved Us

“On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there.” Acts 16:13 (NIV) For as long as I can remember I’ve been all about the “sisters.” Women encouraging women. Women […]

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