Craving Jesus Above All

Patience and persistence. They can be our nemesis in today’s world of immediate gratification. Yet they are the very tools necessary to succeed. Today I’m thrilled to be featured on The Joyful Life magazine. That’s success for me in my writing journey but it took patience and persistence to get here. I stuck my toe…

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The Joyful Life: Stepping Through the Door God Opens!

As a teenager, I had a dream, but it seemed too big and out of reach. So I buried that dream in the challenges of adulthood.  Covered up by the daily responsibilities of paying bills, parenting, and maneuvering through the adversities of life, that dream lay dormant and forgotten. Until I opened God’s word and…

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Remembering the Cost of Freedom, Celebrating Freedom Every Day

Fireworks, parades, BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs, and lots of red, white and blue. The 4th of July is the pinnacle of summer celebrations. We celebrate the history of our country and freedom. It’s a grand day of flag-waving celebration in the USA! And by our simple birthright in the United States, we are citizens enveloped…

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Celebrating Our Identity as Daughters of the King

Happy Mother’s Day! Did you know that Mother’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson established the second Sunday in May as “Mother’s Day?”* Fellow mommas, that means we’ve been officially celebrated for over 100 years. But in God’s eyes, we’re created in His image and we’ve been celebrated since…

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Unwrap Jesus in the Psalms

The Hope promised by God. Our Hope fulfilled by God. As Christmas approaches, are you excited to unwrap the gift that holds your deepest desire? Do you anticipate unwrapping that one gift you secretly long for? I remember the Christmas morning I received my favorite gift growing up. As a teenager I longed for my…

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Building Bridges

What do a wardrobe, a door in the air, and a picture of a ship hanging on a bedroom wall have in common? They all operate as a bridge. Maybe you didn’t have a clue about the wardrobe, door in the air, or picture of a ship. I didn’t either until this summer, but many…

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Jump In! Stepping Into Your Community

Hello summer! The days are sunny and hot, so you’re off to the swimming pool. Do you jump in and get soaked from head to toe? Or, do you prefer to ease in, getting your toes wet first? Summer is a time for backyard BBQ’s, family reunions and other gatherings. How do you feel walking…

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Experiencing God from Every Vantage Point

Experiencing God from Every Vantage Point Was I missing out? Perched on the concrete ledge of the switchback, I gazed over the expanse of green grasses against the clear blue sky and the shallow riverbed glistening in the brilliant sunshine. The river mesmerized as it curved and then stretched out basking in the sun for…

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If Jesus Didn’t Go Solo, Neither Should We!

What was Jesus’ first action when He began His ministry? As I read this question, it gave me pause. Jesus is baptized, spends forty days in the wilderness, and then begins His ministry in Galilee. And just what is the first thing He does? Jesus calls His team. First, Peter and Andrew, followed by James…

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