The Gift

  Some things matter in this life. Many things don’t. Figuring out what does, and doesn’t, makes all the difference in how you finish. Many of us have had a rough start. We don’t have any control over that. But it’s how you finish that will tell your real story. How will you finish? We…

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Who Me? Out On A Limb? (gulp!)

  I just finished up a bible study group called, “Open Your Bible.” Mostly “the basics” but I enjoyed the coffee and fellowship time we had together at our local Starbucks. (Which was the real point for me.) I really didn’t think this study could hold many surprises, but I was wrong. The writer positively…

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Broken To Bless

I think it was Ruth Graham who wrote, “…there is a broken heart in every pew.” Many years down the road, with many a “breaking-experience” under my belt, I can say a healthy amen. We in The Church are “a building” built from broken things. I recall when I was the editor of my women’s…

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Beloved Prodigal… (Part 1 ~ bat Shuvah)

  The road you’re on is not an easy one. (I should know.) I have been down your road. It is for that reason I wrote this book. I am hoping it will plant some seeds of trust in that heart of yours. The Jewish would call me “bat Shuvah”—she who has returned. I have returned. To my Abba-Father God. To…

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CODE RED

I am stumbing through grief again. “So soon?” my heart whispered. It seems as if I had just recovered from one huge loss when I got the jarring news that someone I loved dearly had been whisked away. Gone. Death always jars me to my toes. I never get used to it no matter how many times…

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Denominational Squabbling Or What This Gospel Isn’t

Denominational Made-up-Minds. (Oh baby!) Of all the things in The Church, perhaps this is the thing that scares me the most. This blind prejudice to, “We have always done it this way.” or “That is what my daddy believed, what my mama believed, and by golly, it’s what I believe!” Well… okay then! Pardon my seeing this Glorious…

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The Infinite Value of One

We live in a day when everyone seems to be chasing BIG numbers. (We measure by numbers.) Big numbers seem to say, “This person is important.” or “You need to own that thing that everyone else is buying.” Big numbers seem to equal a BIG deal. Bigger equals better—that’s the world’s mantra! But remember? The…

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Messenger Of Hope

It’s time to open wide your mouth And scatter as you sing, The seeds of joy—from tears you shed Into the hearts of those I bring ~~~ You are the one I’ve chosen child For this time near the end To be My Kingdom’s messenger Sowing hope in hearts we’ll mend ~~~ You’ve been blessed…

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Out On A Limb

I know You are the Tree of Life That, I can clearly see And out there on that frightful limb Is where You’ve beckoned me ~~~ You’re calling me to come again To that old place where I have been How can you ask me Lord to go? Back to prison-place, I  hated so ~~~…

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Part IV – The Parable

  Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. ―Neil Gaiman ~~~ The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Romans 16:20 NIV

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