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Ideal Friend, Being Connected, and Today’s Big Question

Ideal Friend, Being Connected, and Today’s Big Question

Belonging To An Ideal Friend A friend once asked me if I was a “mommy’s girl” or a “daddy’s girl.” For whatever reason, I felt embarrassed to tell her I was neither. “But!” I wanted to say, “I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.” It was one of those little situations — awkward … Continue reading “Ideal Friend, Being Connected, and Today’s Big Question”

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Compassion, Brokenness, and the Lies We Believe About Ourselves

Compassion, Brokenness, and the Lies We Believe About Ourselves

Brokenness Comes In Many Forms. So does bondage.

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Way Out There, and Wide Open

Way Out There, and Wide Open

This is the place to be on January 2nd. I’m not there. I like the big dark profile of a gorilla at the left; I’m liking how it seems to be looking soulfully out to sea. And what about the open-mouthed ghoul in the lower right corner…

Do you ever get distracted by the ridiculous?

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Over The Top

Over The Top

There simply wasn’t a time when I failed to believe God was waiting for me. Mistakenly, I believed he waited for me “to get it right”.

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A Cut Is A Cut Is A Cut

A Cut Is A Cut Is A Cut

Richard had not set out to steam-roller his customers with a spiritual monologue. Rather, he had quietly prepared himself to be used by God to change lives when the time was right. 

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Finding Hope for Individuals Who Are Lost or Trapped

Finding Hope for Individuals Who Are Lost or Trapped

With the help of the Heavenly Father, I’m advocating for trapped individuals, and I’m seeking to point the victims of human trafficking and other bondage issues—trapped individuals—toward a life worth living, to abundant life and how to claim it…

So how could this apply to living in a leper colony in Sri Lanka? Well, God hasn’t placed me in Sri Lanka. Definitely not. When he does, I’ll try to find the answer to that question. But for now, I’m not living in Sri Lanka. I’m in middle Tennessee where thousands of girls, women, and yes, children—boys too—are tricked and enslaved by vicious predators.

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Brokenness Comes in Many Forms

Brokenness Comes in Many Forms

I clearly remember as a child, going into a neighbor’s attic while my mother and a neighbor talked in the Living Room of the neighbor’s home. It’s for sure they had given me permission to climb the stairs and entertain myself by poking around in whatever I found up there. The place offered me an adventure, but I didn’t go any further than the top of the stairs because right there, to my left, was a small statue of a dog. I’m a dog lover. And I was a dog lover back then…

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A Resolution That Matters

A Resolution That Matters

Of course Christmas has been the best! With six grandchildren at my house for four days and four nights, how could it be anything else?I’m exhausted. They’re on their way back to their homes, I’m plopped in a chair, and a New Year is on the way…

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