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What’s Best…

Lifetimes are spent trying to do what’s best, have what’s best, wishing for what’s best, planning for what’s best. But if it’s doing, we’ll always fall short. If it’s having, someone will always have better. If it’s wishing, much time will be lost. If…

Power-Less…

Most of us will never find ourselves behind actual jail cell bars, but often invisible bars keep us locked up tight. Some of those bars are bad habits, some are past hurts, some are poor decisions, still more come from the illusion that we can…

Measure Up…

Simpler times are those years filled with lining children up to see how much they’ve grown. Each half inch (or more) duly noted with a date. Some years seemed like they were beanstalks, some were slower. Then comes the more complicated years called being…

Change Up…

I don’t like change – maybe that’s universal. There are the lucky few who thrive on ever changing ways, but for the most part, I think we like reliable ordinary. Small changes are the most annoying: just when you find a great lunch place they…

Not My Perfect…

Maybe we all need to just get it out. Just shout it. I MESSED UP! I didn’t parent my kids perfect, I lost my temper, I waited too long, I forgot…fill in your ‘I messed up’ here _________. We live in a world with little patience for…

Soul Stamped…

Like many people around the world I get caught up in looking forward to what a New Year will bring, hopeful it will only be good and no stress. There’s a word peculiar to those who call themselves followers of Christ – testimony. Did I…

Fear-less New Year…

Fear is a companion, but not a welcome one. Fear, worry, doubt, dread – words that don’t cheer us but at times are apt descriptions of where we’re living. Ever noticed fear is often accompanied by comparison? Her kids don’t have the issues my kids…

What Has He Done?

Only five days until most of the world pauses for a day to remember, to rejoice, to celebrate. The detail and intricacy spanning a few thousand years, written in the book we call the Bible, is amazing. Lives lived in ages past that mirror ours today. Promises of…

12 Ways…

(Look for The 12 Ways of Christmas releasing next November) Twelve days until our remembrance of THE birth – the one that changed everything. This soul needs to be more wrapped up in His gift to us than in the paper and bows. Join me on a quest? Let’s…

No Unbelief…

In Gatlinburg, TN there are burned down dreams and memories in ash piles. A family grieves the loss of a son, not knowing whose anger caused the shots. Another grieves the loss of a father trying to do his job to serve and protect….

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