An African boy listened carefully as his missionary teacher explained why Christians give presents to each other on Christmas day. “The gift is an expression of our joy over the birth of Jesus and our love for each other,” she said. When Christmas day came, the boy brought to the teacher a seashell of lustrous…

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Let’s just admit it, we all struggle with keeping Christmas in perspective. The season just seems to sweep us away, propelling us forward into the spinning world of over-commitment, over-spending and over-everything! If you are already over it, or are overwhelmed at even beginning it, I hope what I share in this this video is…

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Happy Autumn! Today is the first day of Fall and I am ready for cooler air, colorful leaves, fresh off the tree apples and pumpkin everything! How about you? Are you ready for the change in seasons? Over here, the beginning of Fall means that it is speaking season! Yay! I am truly looking forward…

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One morning this summer, a memory I had long forgotten popped up in my mind.  I wonder if God brought it back to remind me of something important. When I was in the 9th grade, I ran with a large group of girlfriends.  We had known each other since elementary school.  We loved slumber parties,…

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Dear Girlfriends: Last Monday, after I returned from Speak Up, I wrote a Facebook post. Later, I realized I probably should have written it as a blog post, and then, a few friends mentioned the same thing to me. So…here it is!  You know how much I love my ‘outside office’. I’m out here this…

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I traveled this evening to the Speak Up Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I’ve never been here before! Over the past few weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time alone with God, thinking, praying and preparing to go. I know it may not seem like a big deal, but if you knew where I’ve come…

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Hello Girlfriends, I have been wanting to share a story with you for a few weeks, and there is no better time than Holy Thursday!  I hope you are having a meaningful Holy Week and have been able to carve out moments to be still. I know this can be hard for you who are…

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Hi There! If you find yourself in the middle of a journey that is long, hard and seems ANYTHING but sacred, I hope this message lifts your spirits today. A few weeks ago, God changed my perspective on the truth of sacred journeys, and my thinking was reframed & realigned with His. Isn’t it amazing…

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