Filling in the Blanks

One thing is for sure, the good Lord is always providing opportunities to develop a more humble spirit within me. I’ve learned that if I don’t willingly submit myself to areas where He is emphasizing humility, it will not go well for me. He’ll bring situations and people into my life to nudge me toward His will for my inner self. He will allow those situations to get louder and, dare I say, more painful until I pay attention.

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Soul Fitness: Strengthening Your Core {pre-setting for election day}

Hello Girlfriends, At the very beginning of our COVID quarantine, I made a video devotion asking the question, “Are you a thermometer or a thermostat?”  We’ve been through so much since then. Our reaction to such stressful times mattered then and it matters now. So, on the eve of an incredibly volatile election, the question…

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Soul Fitness: Strengthening Your Core {sharing the hope}

Hi Friends, My heart has been heavy for those who don’t know Jesus. You too? I have never encountered so many who are afraid all at the same time. The only thing I can liken it to is 9/11, and that was almost 20 years ago. I am sure our multi-tasking God is working and…

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Sovereignty and Suffering; Hope for Your Anxious Heart

Hello My Sisters, Since I have a suddenly cleared calendar, I thought I would jump on twice a week or so, to offer hope, encouragement and God’s truth to any who many be struggling with anxiety and worry. I know all too well how, when the ‘what ifs’ appear, fear invades us before we know…

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Five Things I’ve Learned in 2019

I don’t know about you, but an ideal New Years Eve for Pat and I is quiet, cozy, and uneventful. This year, we had a fun and early dinner out, then came home to a movie and a relaxing evening. Perfect!   Even though I am not much for partying on New Year’s Eve, I…

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Shushing The Shame-er

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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The Truth About Your Sweet Feminine Self

There was a lot of commotion out there this past weekend regarding our role as women in our society and in this world. If we are not careful, we can get ourselves caught up in trying to find our self-worth from someplace outside of God’s Word. To be crystal clear: our value, our self-worth and…

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The Key To Doing Life Well

Where did all the time go? As February winds down and March appears on the horizon, I feel as if the months are just racing by. Everyone tells you that, as you grow older, the years go by with lightning speed – and, as far as I’m concerned, that is entirely true. March 22nd, which…

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