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Big News About Beyond Beautiful!
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Did you know that I’ve recently launched a podcast for women called Beyond Beautiful? In case you’ve missed it, let me explain! Beyond Beautiful is a podcast inspiring a global movement of women who dare to dream and who reach … Read More

3 Lies You Need to Renounce in Order To Embrace the Truth About Your Identity
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I’ve noticed that when life hurts, one of the temptations we face is to believe lies rather than truth. Satan doesn’t want us to believe that we are holy and dearly loved (Colossians 3:12). He doesn’t want us to believe … Read More

Creating Space To Dream
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We live in a noisy world. My world, like yours, is filled with people I love, people I care about and minister to, and responsibilities and obligations. In the middle of all that, it can feel difficult to hear my … Read More

When You Feel Overwhelmed or Fearful – Hold a Self-Management Meeting.
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 I learned a long time ago the value of a good self-management meeting, especially when I’m feeling overwhelmed or fearful. The only attendee (other than God) at my self-management meeting is me! In our times, there are lots of reasons … Read More

Treasure Your Friends by Asking Them Great Questions
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The other day I was sitting on the back deck with my daughter Keri talking about friendship. Keri is an amazing friend to others, so it’s no surprise that she has many friends. One of the qualities that I most … Read More

Removing Attitudes that are Robbing Your Abundant Life
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God has a plan for your life. It’s a plan for you to live an abundant and significant life for His glory. Jesus said that He came so that we might have abundant life (John 10:10). We know that’s true, … Read More

3 Ways to Offer the Gift of Empathy
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As I think of Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida and the impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston, I believe it’s a wonderful time to practice offering empathy. Simply put, empathy is the ability to walk in another’s shoes. The … Read More

Lessons On Trauma and Trust
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“If you go to Bible College, I will slice your throat and kill you!” Those were the words that Marty heard when she told the gang leader that she was going to leave the gang in order to attend Bible … Read More

5 Ways to Just Be Nice This Week
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I remember a season in our home when our kids were little where two of our kids were getting into fairly regular fights. I – like any normal mother – wanted my kids to get along, and I wanted them … Read More