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    Living, Moment by Moment

    How is life for you right now? What is your state of mind? Are you living…I mean really living?  These are questions I asked myself when I read this simple yet thought-provoking phrase in scripture: He lived among the tombs (Mark 5:3). The passage surrounding this verse tells of one of the many miracles of Jesus. By merely speaking, the Messiah cast a legion…

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    A Holy Conversation (in the kitchen)

    Have you believed the lie that you “have to have it all together” to meet with God? Well, let me remind you of the story of Zacchaeus. He was that “wee little man” that some of us used to sing about in our childhood Sunday school class. Can’t you envision this short-legged-long-robed man running ahead and climbing a tree in…

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    Take Courage, He Stands by You

    About a week ago during one of my quarantine days I was curled up alone in my bed feeling quite pitiful due to a relational spat I was having with a very special someone. (I will not mention names, but bottom line, he took a long drive and I had a big ugly cry). We can both chuckle about it…

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    The Initiator

    We love, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19 For much of my young adult life I can compare my journey of faith to someone who is running on a treadmill; however, the treadmill itself is not turned on. This one factor, of course, creates a completely unnecessary struggle. To compare this thought to my spiritual life years ago,…

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    Wash your Hands (and Pray)!

    My daughter Emmy just started her first job as a registered nurse this past October. Little did she know that several months later, her floor would be designated as one of the two COVID floors in her hospital; however, God knew it. I am confident He is with her each time she enters a patient’s room. Because Emmy lives with…

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    Push back with Praise

    I want to share a post I wrote for an on-line ministry called Soul Sisters.  If you think you would like this type of a daily devotional and a community of women of faith, I invite you to join us: https://www.facebook.com/groups/752566431555141/?ref=share Wednesday, March 18 God of Wonders Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; make known His…

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    Need a Retreat?

    I want to extend a welcome invitation to each of you to a retreat that I will be speaking at the first weekend in April. It is called Restore Moms Retreat and it is open to any mom of any age. (That means grandmothers are invited too!). Here are more details from Lisa Samford, the founder of Restore Moms: “Restore…

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    Dialoguing with God

    I came across a great passage on prayer through my current devotional book called Forty Days of Prayer by Kit Cummings. Here are the verses and some of my thoughts: The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you…

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    How to be on the Same Page

    I have a friend who expressed how she wished that her family could somehow all be “on the same page” with each other. Oh how I want that for my family as well! I’m sure you may feel this longing about your loved ones, or your co-workers, or even the people you serve with in ministry. One way to bring…

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    Waiting with ….

    My daughter Maggie is due with her first baby any day now. Her sister Emmy came to Chicago for a few days, hoping to be present for the birth, but little Hally Christine isn’t quite ready to make her grand appearance… yet. We’re all waiting. Waiting is hard, isn’t it? I know we all have had circumstances that have brought…