The Whole Truth

No parent wants her child to lie. The hope is that you can trust every word that comes from the lips of your offspring.  Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. So if lying is, in a sense, inevitable, let’s take a look at what a parent […]

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Ruthlessly Eliminating Hurry

“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:33b Years ago, during a particularly busy season of ministry, my husband, Steve, had the opportunity to meet with Leighton Ford, Billy Graham’s brother-​​​​in-​​​​law. Steve was seeking some spiritual counsel. […]

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Caught in the Crossfire of Someone Else's War

Caught in the crossfire of someone else’s war. Used and abused. Treated like a soiled, worthless dishrag. Used for someone else’s pleasure or purpose. Mistreated. So she fled. Hagar fled from Sarai and Abram. She was caught in the crossfire of Sarai […]

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Simple Ways to Slow Down

It’s hard to admit it, but I was a hurried mom. When my daughters were young (elementary-​​​​school age) our lives were over-​​​​packed with running from one commitment to another.  Church activities, after-​​​​school programs, sports, dance plus homework – all good stuff, but they added […]

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How to Forgive

Before we can understand how to forgive, we need to understand the biblical definition of forgiveness and what we’re getting into. You need to know what you’re committing to before you commit! The biblical definition of forgiveness is “an act of pardon.” […]

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Gummy Bears

My shirt stuck to my lower back, damp with perspiration. I took a break from pedaling and looked back to check the trailer attached to my bike. Four-​​​​year-​​​​old Johnny looked fine. The cool breeze played in his hair as he sat there […]

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