Yes You Can!

What is something you want to do, but you’re just not sure you can? No matter what our “thing” is, there’s a common denominator between all of us. Fear. Continue reading

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One Choice That Leads To Hope

No one and nothing can truly fill our emptiness. We can’t find hope in another person. We can’t find hope at the mall or online. But there’s another choice. Continue reading

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It’s How We Finish That Matters

When we trust God to train us and sustain us, He will transform us from the inside out. We’ll never be the same again. We will rise above real life to victory. Continue reading

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One Choice That Leads To Hope

No one and nothing can truly fill our emptiness. We can’t find hope in another person. We can’t find hope at the mall or online. But there’s another choice. Continue reading

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When “Doing” Leaves Us Empty

We tend to stress out when pressure’s on. We run ourselves into the ground by “doing”. Then we’re too empty to share meaningful time with those we love. Continue reading

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A Majority That Always Wins

It can be disappointing and stressful when we’re in the minority. That’s when we need to join God. 1 + God is always a majority. And that majority always wins. Continue reading

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Here I Am, But Send Someone Else!

Have you ever been “volunteered” for something you really didn’t want to do? If you’re like me, you’re still wondering, “How did it happen?” When they were looking for someone to step up we did the right thing; we kept

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On the Road to New Beginnings

What road are you traveling today? Not literally, as in what highway or shortcut will you take today. But in real life. Where do you see yourself heading? Sometimes that’s an easy question. We know exactly where we are and

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Fear that Binds Us

Is there something that scares you? Snakes? Elevators? Heights? Clowns? Public speaking? Death? Fear is powerful. Fear is consuming. Left unchecked it can grip like a vice and squeeze until we can’t function or even breathe. For those who give

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When Does It Get Easier?

Do you ever feel like you struggle with the same things again and again? Most of us do. We’re good for two or three years, and then “boom” there it is. That same weakness flaring up again. Shouldn’t we be

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3 Steps to Wielding the Sword of Truth

Our culture is fixated on weapons. Sleek handguns or Rambo-esque semi-automatic rifles are in almost every TV show, video game and movie. Kids grow up knowing how to expertly wield a lightsaber just like the Jedi knights in Star Wars.

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Burning Down The House – Temptation

Have you ever seen a house or apartment building on fire? It’s a scary scene. Flames and black smoke spewing from the roof and windows. People jumping as they try to escape. Rescuers frantically searching for anyone caught inside. As

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I Am Not A Warrior

If you had to choose one word to describe yourself, what would it be? Of course I’d love to use words like fun or adventurous or daring to describe me. There have been many times I could accurately say broken,

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Into Darkness Shines the Light of Hope

Do you know anyone who’s been in the dark pits of life? Maybe it was you. Maybe the pit was more like an abyss where the silence of isolation was deafening and the terror was real. Some of us have

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The 3 C’s of Rising Above

Have you ever felt like you were stuck? Stuck because you agreed to something you didn’t really want to do? Stuck because decisions you made had consequences you didn’t anticipate? Stuck because circumstances or the decisions of others were out

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Beauty Secret #27–Burn Off Bitterness

Do you ever scan magazine covers when you’re waiting in line at the grocery or convenience store? It’s hard not to. The headlines grab us–who’s in, who’s out, who’s this week’s hottest scandal. Even for those of us not following

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Thunderstorms that Rock the House

Do you like thunderstorms? Some people chase them. Some are terrified of them. Me, I love them. I love the deep rolls of thunder that you not only hear but you feel down in your soul. I love watching the

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Victory Thinking

We have a lot on our minds. I don’t know about you, but my mind is constantly racing trying to keep up with everything. Work, school, family, relationships, finances, health issues, cleaning, errands–to name just a few. Busyness. Non-stop juggling

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Bonds of Sisterhood–Our Journey Begins!

What comes to mind when someone says “friend”? For most of us, it brings warm thoughts and a smile. We think of someone we like, and even love. And they feel the same way about us. A good friend is

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Broken Light Bulbs

Have you ever turned on a light switch and had one of the light bulbs blow? If it’s in a room that you’ve been in before, you notice right away that it’s darker. It’s not as light as it should

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Giving and Forgiving

What is better––to give or to forgive? I started thinking about this yesterday, and I don’t see an easy answer. Initially, I thought my answer would be “to give”. There are a lot of sayings about how good it is

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Girl Behind the Mask

Do you ever listen to any of those retro shows that play hair band music from the 80’s? They’re comical. I have to admit, I do love the music. But the hairdos and outfits crack me up. It’s never good

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A Room Full of Secrets

Have you ever walked into a room full of people knowing you didn’t want to be there? Maybe it was a work conference and you longed to be back home with your family. Maybe people were talking about things you

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3 Truths About Pain

What’s the worst thing about pain? For me, simply, it hurts. Whether it’s the emotional pain of a broken heart or lost hope, or the physical pain of a broken bone or healing wound, pain hurts. It can be intense.

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Top 10 Reasons to Smile

How often do you smile? When things are going well, most of us find that smiling and laughing come naturally. But when we’re tired, stressed or just not happy,smiles can be few and far between. We don’t think about smiling.

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Yes You Can!

What is something you want to do, but you’re just not sure you can? I would venture to say that we all have at least one thing. It could be related to testing our limits. Like skydiving, bungee jumping, or

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Where Are You When I Need You?

Why is it that when we need someone the most, they seem to disappear? Is it because we need more than they can give? Is it because we need more than we communicate, and they don’t pick up on the

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One Choice That Leads To Hope

Have you ever felt like something was hopeless? Maybe it was an issue with your family, and you knew the harsh words wouldn’t be forgotten. Maybe it was a situation at work that had no good possible outcome. Maybe it

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It’s How We Finish That Matters

Who cares how we started? That’s what I want to say. No, this isn’t the normal way I start a blog, but today I’m in a fighting mood. Why? Because there are so many of us girls out there who

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When “Doing” Leaves Us Empty

Do you ever get to a point of doing so much that you wonder if it’s all worth it? I do. Does anyone even appreciate our concern and effort? Some of us, including me, are serial “doers”. We see something

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A Majority That Always Wins

What’s a situation you faced when you felt completely outnumbered? Most of us have never been on a battlefield when enemy forces dwarfed our own, but we can still feel like the odds are against us. Maybe it’s a sports

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Here I Am, But Send Someone Else!

Have you ever been “volunteered” for something you really didn’t want to do? If you’re like me, you’re still wondering, “How did it happen?” When they were looking for someone to step up we did the right thing; we kept

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Fear that Binds Us

Is there something that scares you? Snakes? Elevators? Heights? Clowns? Public speaking? Death? Fear is powerful. Fear is consuming. Left unchecked it can grip like a vice and squeeze until we can’t function or even breathe. For those who give

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When Does It Get Easier?

Do you ever feel like you struggle with the same things again and again? I do. I might even be good for two or three years, and then “boom” there it is. That same weakness flaring up again. Shouldn’t I

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3 Steps to Wielding the Sword of Truth

Our culture is fixated on weapons. Sleek handguns or Rambo-esque semi-automatic rifles are in almost every TV show, video game and movie. Kids grow up knowing how to expertly wield a lightsaber just like the Jedi knights in Star Wars.

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