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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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What’s Next?

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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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 Sacred Journeys

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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Crepe Myrtles and Underground Springs

When we moved into our home 26 years ago, the previous owners told us the neighborhood was built on rock.  In fact, they said the builder had to use dynamite to dig the holes for our underground basements! It didn’t take long for us to understand all too well the challenges of living on top…

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Lessons Learned Along The Way

Hello Girlfriends! Can you believe it’s already May? Summer is almost here! I hope you are having a wonderful Spring! We’ve had a challenging few months around here, but God has been faithful and good. I want to update you on what’s been happening and share a few things I’m learning along the way. The…

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What I Wanted To Say Before Christmas…

Hello Girlfriends, Well, today is the first day of a brand spanking, full of promise new year! I hope your celebrations from Advent through New Years have been wonderful! You may have noticed that I never finished the fourth of my Advent devotions. I planned to wrap it up the Friday before Christmas, but I…

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A Beautiful ADVENTure: Elizabeth

Merry Christmas, Girlfriends! Well, just as promised, I am sharing the first of four Advent devotions based on my Christmas message, A Beautiful ADVENTure: Saying Yes to God. As I mentioned last week, I hope these weekly devotions will become interactive and you will leave a comment letting us know your thoughts and personal insights…

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Put In The Time

Hello Girlfriends! I have another video message for you today! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying the remaining weeks of summer. My goodness it has gone by so fast! Don’t you remember how long the summers seemed to be when we were kids? Now they are just zooming by. In fact,…

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