Love Notes

When my husband and I were engaged, he lived in Dallas and I lived in Virginia Beach. Texting didn’t exist. We communicated through marathon long phone calls and the good old fashioned love note. James is very creative, so my notes were rarely addressed […]

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day by Growing in God’s Word

Around 62% of adults will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in the US, and many are looking for creative ways to do so. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by digging into the Word to see what it has […]

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Strong in the Word

I select a word and a verse each January to focus my life. I choose an area I believe I need the most growth, help or improvement. On the fall of 2010, I began to experience some physical issues in my body. In January that year, […]

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Prayer: The Way to Get Stuff

We hold many misconceptions about prayer that skew our understanding of what God is doing. Misconceptions about prayer limit us. These misunderstandings are perhaps not articulated, but they are obvious in our approach to prayer and our expectations about prayer. The […]

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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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