Pretty Woman 2.0

Do you remember the movie Pretty Woman? I’ve watched it many times over the years and I love the story because the story revolves around a woman no one in their right mind would ever choose. And yet… our hero Edward, a broken-prince of wealth and stature, sees the remarkable potential in a disillusioned prostitute…

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Leap of Trust

Trust is a BIG thing for me. And, I have to confess that I don’t trust easily–and because of that–my walk with Jesus can sometimes get very challenging. My faith will sometimes get tangled up in what I see or think. (That’s a problem.) How about you? As we sit here in your favorite bistro…

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Waiting On Your Promise

Today I want to bring a cup of comfort to those of you who are still waiting on your promise. I want you to know you don’t wait alone. I wait, too. We wait in exalted company. There are some folks in the Bible that I have so much empathy and compassion for. They are…

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Our Song In The Night

HOPE IS A PERSON, the Person of Jesus Christ… with Christ, hope always has the last word.

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Resilient Hope

Emilie Barnes wrote her book, A Cup Of Hope, while fighting a fierce battle with hopelessness. But, she discovered that, resilient hope that comes with our intimate relationship with Jesus. I myself can remember quite clearly, the day I visited the oncologist with my father, and I listened to the devastating news he received. I…

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Why Labor Day?

Well, to answer that question I actually went to the web page for the U. S. Department of Labor’s, History of Labor Day. Here is what I found: The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit…

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Let’s Have Tea With Emilie!

I am an avid tea drinker with a small but treasured teacup collection. I am also a huge fan of Emilie Barnes. Though today Emilie is in heaven, I wanted to introduce her and her encouraging words to a whole new audience. So I contacted Harvest House Publishers who generously gave me permission to share…

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Chase The Lion!

But one of the elders said to me, “Do not cry! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, David’s descendant, has won the victory…” Revelation 5:5 I have read some great books in the past few years, but I don’t believe any have impacted me as much as Mark Batterson’s, Chase The Lion! I think…

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Step Into Brave

Quit running away. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion Well, we are coming into the last stretch of Batterson’s Lion Chaser’s Manifesto. Here, approaching the finish line, he challenges us, “Quit running away.” I wonder how many Christians have been destined for amazing things, and yet every time they are challenged to…

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Daring The Attempt…

Quit holding back. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion I’ll confess, I was holding back for a long time. I LIKED safe. When you’ve grown up in a three-ring circus, performing to get even a few crumbs of love or affirmation–SAFE feels good. And then, one day… it doesn’t. Born Encourager That…

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