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 {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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Soul Fitness: Strengthening Your Core {a change in perspective}

Happy Monday Girlfriends, I have no doubt that over the past two weeks during all of the upheavals, changes and disruptions, you have had many opportunities to exercise your trust muscle! Whether you need someone to cheer for you to keep going, or to encourage you to get going, I hope these posts are helpful…

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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 Disarming Kindness Of God

Hello Girlfriends! It’s Valentine’s Day and I have a short message I hope speaks to your soul today. I’ve been thinking a lot about the disarming kindness of our God. Maybe today, especially if Valentine’s Day is hard, you will take some time to consider and trace His kindness in your own life. Have you…

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One Wise Woman

As I mentioned in my previous video, Pat and I just returned from our third annual October beach trip. This post was written two years ago after we came home from the first. I am re-posting it now because our 34th anniversary is approaching and I’m feeling as I always do – very, very grateful.…

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Be A Fruit Inspector

Hi There, Girlfriends! There’s a new video on the blog today! I have a short little series of thoughts on judging others and learning to be fruit inspectors! I know it sounds weird, but I promise it will make sense. 🙂 I’m in the thick of a busy speaking season and our Sisters in Faith…

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Three Women {three haunting beautiful faces}

Happy Tuesday dear friends!  This week, I am so very happy to have my sweet friend Cyndi Word guest-posting on my blog! Cyndi is one of my all-time heroes. There are many reasons for that, but today you will see that she is a person who is fully committed to reaching the most desperately hurting…

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