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my joy went missing…

This week, my joy went missing. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t seem to find it. I think it may have gotten buried underneath expensive car repairs, sick kids, big decisions, a mountain of to-dos, job rejections and lack of sleep. As I was lamenting my lack of joy to the Lord this…

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be at peace…

Do you have anyone in your life who is difficult to be at peace with? I do. And I gotta say that sometimes, being at peace is no small task…and definitely not always very fun or very fair. For the last year, I’ve been wrestling with what the Bible says about being a peacemaker because…

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the love of money…

Money. It can be a sensitive subject, right? Sometimes, people get offended if you ask them about their money situation because they consider it a private affair.   Other times, people flaunt their money for all to see, which can also be offensive. Some people have lots of money. Others, not so much.  Some people…

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when I hit rock bottom…

I still take a deep breath before I tell my story to someone new. A really big deep breath. Because my story is humbling. I’ve said this before, but it’s true: I’ve made all the mistakes. All of them. There is a reason I am so passionate about God and his love. There is a…

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running the race…

I remember how I felt so vividly: the rush of adrenaline, the sweaty palms, the nervous stomach. On track meet days in high school, I was a wreck. The whole day. In the hours leading up to the event, before I even put on my uniform, my heart would start to beat faster in anticipation…

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do this one thing…

I went to church every Sunday. I volunteered at church. A lot. I was part of a small group. I listened to Christian music. I had wonderful mentor moms. I had solid Christian friends. I thought I was doing good in the faith department. But… there was one thing I didn’t do. Just one thing.…

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courageous faith…

One of my favorite memories of my hubby’s last football season has nothing to with Friday nights under the lights or the excitement of winning 11 straight games. It was actually how he responded when he started receiving attention for the success of the team. About four games into the season, T.V. stations started calling…

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I am with you always…

I am with you always…   Jesus said this to his disciples in Matthew 28 as he was sending them out to do life after his death and resurrection. He was giving them his final pep talk, so to speak, before he ascended into heaven, and he was getting them ready to do his work.…

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they call me Mrs. Coach

They call me Mrs. Coach. I love it. It’s a name badge that I wear with pride. I love my hubby’s mission, I love the players, and I love football, too. I bake treats for the team. I sit in the stands. I cheer loudly…really loudly. But… It’s not easy being Mrs. Coach. No matter…

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blind…

When I was growing up, I thought there was only one kind of blindness: the kind that causes a physical impairment of the eyes. Until recently, I didn’t understand that there was a different type of blindness: the kind that causes an impairment of the heart and soul. Spiritual blindness. Those people who cannot see…

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