A Mother's Heart

I've often thought about what a blessing it would have been to be chosen by God to carry His Son, Jesus.  When Mary's cousin, Elizabeth, saw Mary and understood that she was carrying the Messiah, she said "Blessed are you among […]

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Early Morning Brave

It was dark and the clock read 4 a.m., but I couldn’t sleep. Perhaps it was the hotel bed. Or maybe all the coffee I'd downed the day before. Whatever the case was, slumber was far from me. For a while, I fought the awakeness, […]

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When Willpower Isn’t Enough

Life wasn’t supposed to turn out this way. As a red-​​​​haired, freckle-​​​​faced little girl, my childhood dreams included being a cheerleader, driving a fancy car, wearing sparkly things. However, my story did not progress as I had planned. My young adult reality would have made for […]

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Trade Stress for Joy This Christmas

As we approach the holiday season, it appears that the push to get us into the festive mood and full of Christmas cheer begins earlier each year. By mid-​​​​October, retail outlets are reminding us to deck the halls and drain […]

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Why You Should Get Unbusy

A few years ago I read this question on a website: “Why is being unbusy never as good of an excuse as being busy?” The writer submitted that they are equally important. And I agree. There’s a common misconception in the world, that unless […]

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Dancing Leaves: God’s Spirit in Our Lives

Oh, how I love this time of year. The vibrant colors, and smells of fall are just such a joy to my heart! While walking the other day, I noticed the bright orange and yellow fall leaves “dancing” on the ground all around […]

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