Thankful in it All

One of the best lessons of my life has been learning to be thankful in less than desirable situations. This shift of perspective did not come through easy, happy or joyful moments in life, but in the most painful. But this attitude and perspective shift has allowed more grace, peace, love and joy to fill …

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Living Unburdened

Are you staying strong with your New Year’s resolutions or goals yet? My focus on the word ‘joy’ for 2017 has led me to dig deep. My life stems from who God calls me to be. But this week, I awoke overwhelmed wondering “why am I doing all of this?” I quickly heard “because I …

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Dedicated to Detail

We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes,  but the Lord examines their motives. Commit your actions to the Lord,   and your plans will succeed. ~ Proverbs 16: 1-3 (NLT)   To what are you truly dedicated? Many of us are dedicated …

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The Spy Who Was Loved

I’m so thrilled to share my friend Christina Hubbard’s words this Third Thursday on allowing God to love us, just as we are! I’ve always wanted to be a spy. A black-suited world-traveling hero adept at accents and disguises, thwarting evil with a swift karate chop and remaining cool under any lie detector test. I …

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No More Excuses!

It only took a second.  I was so diligent and paying close attention. But it happened in a split second. It wasn’t life-shattering and no one was hurt, but I screwed up.  And…right in front of my daughter. Fabulous example I am.  Then, while taking responsibility, a little tiny excuse escaped my lips.  Really?  I …

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