Letting Go of the Dream

Have you ever wanted something so badly that you would have done anything to get it? A relationship, a job, that new home? I know there have been many times in my own life that I have settled for much less than God's best […]

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The God Who Reminds

Sometimes we pray as if God sometimes forgets or tries to renege on His promises and is depending on pray-​​​​ers to remind Him of them. God does not need to be reminded of His promises. He made promises and bound Himself […]

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Is Your Life Too Noisy?

As soon as I got in the car, I hit “play” only to find that there were no CDs loaded in my CD player. After a few minutes of silence, I started to flip through the radio stations. I didn’t really like any of them, […]

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Take the 30-​​Day Praise Challenge

“I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.” —Psalm 34:1 Thirteen years ago, after being diagnosed with breast cancer, I received a rather bizarre challenge from my mentor. Her challenge was, “Try spending 20 minutes […]

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Dealing with Pain: Finding Hope in God’s Word

The red digits on my alarm clock blazed 3:40 a.m. Nearly two hours had passed since I woke. “God, help me, please,” I moaned. “You created our bodies to need sleep, so please let me sleep.” Another hour passed. During that time, […]

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Setting Unrealistic Expectations

“Hey Mom, who’s coming over?” Peyton’s blue eyes were wide and expectant yesterday as she asked me this question. I responded, “Why do you ask? Nobody’s coming over, honey.” She paused, looked around and said, “But you’re cleaning!” Ouch. The house […]

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