Where Is Shame Hiding?

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Dr. Brené Brown, an author and research professor, has done extensive research on shame. She defines shame as“the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging – something we’ve experienced, … Read More

4 Choices of a Resilient Heart

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Discouragement hits all of us at times. The disappointments and challenges of life leave us feeling drained and dismayed. We’ve all been there. The question is: how do we bounce back from discouragement? The Psalmist David is a remarkable example … Read More

3 Keys to Cultivating a Heart of Hope  

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One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm 25. Did you know that it is an acrostic Psalm? The first word of each verse begins with successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Pretty cool, huh? But beyond the poetry of the … Read More

“Who Do You Say That I Am?”… and Who He Says You Are.  

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This summer, Steve and I had many wonderful moments with our grandkids. My heart is full. One memory sticks out in my mind of my little granddaughter Selah (age 6) singing and twirling to Hillsong’s new song, “Who You Say … Read More

Isn’t He – The Prince of Peace… so why am I worried?

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One morning last week, I dragged myself out of bed, filled my coffee cup, and reluctantly hit my knees to start my time of prayer and praise. Honestly, I was a bit tired and had a million concerns on my … Read More

God, Give me a Heart to Join Jesus in His Search

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A week or so ago, Steve was out in our garage working on a project when a young dad came running through the cul-de-sac, urgently yelling the name of his son. He rushed up the driveway breathlessly shouting, “Have you … Read More

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What Type of Culture Are you Creating? Our granddaughter, Selah just celebrated her 6th birthday. During Selah’s party, her friends and family affirmed her.   Her brother said she was “sweet, fun, and precious.” Her cousins mentioned “kind” and “funny,” and … Read More

3 Ways to Live As a “Sent One”

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This past week I noticed we had some new neighbors move in on our little cul-de-sac. I realized quickly that the family was from India based on their dress. Filled with excitement, I went over to meet them and introduce … Read More

The Next Time You Want to Scream, “That’s Not Fair!”

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Come on. Admit it! We’ve all shouted this phrase at God at one time or another, right? I’ve just finished Bob Goff’s new book Everybody, Always. It’s fabulous! One of the most profound comments in the book caught my attention, … Read More

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