Exciting News!

I am SO EXCITED to announce that The Wake-up Prayer children’s picture book releases this Friday, January 19!! It teaches kids (about ages 2-7) how to pray at the beginning of their day and that God is with them and helps them throughout the day. Did you grow up praying the children’s prayer, “Now I…

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Keep Praying

What do we do when life is messed up? What do we do when things seem worse instead of better? Life can be that way sometimes. Jesus told us in the world we would have troubles, and that He would overcome (John 16:33). But what do we do in the meantime? It’s interesting to look…

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Re-imagine Prayer

Here we are–already past Thanksgiving and on to Christmas (well, some of you were on to Christmas before Thanksgiving). I hope you found many blessings for which to give thanks to the Lord. One of the things I was blessed with recently is the opportunity to be interviewed on the Reimagine Network. It got me…

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What is True Freedom?

Happy Birthday, USA! We just celebrated another 4th of July – Independence Day – 246 years of freedom for the most amazing country, America! But many today believe our freedoms are in danger. Indeed, there have always been threats to this freedom. It isn’t free and it isn’t easy. We must always stand up for…

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Ideas for this National Day of Prayer

Have you ever had trouble praying? Maybe you’ve felt tired of praying the same thing for a very long time like I have, or perhaps you’re not sure what or how to pray in certain situations; or you have doubts whether or not prayer works. We all have had these struggles at one time or…

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What Is Truth?

In our recent podcast, Seeds of Hope, my friend Del and I talked about the game Two Truths and a Lie. Have you played it, where you tell two things that are true and one lie about yourself, and hearers must choose which is the lie? We discussed truth on another episode as well. Pilot…

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The Power of Love

The worst had happened. I laid awake all night thinking, crying and praying. God, I never wanted this, and I certainly don’t want it for my kids. I wasn’t happy either, but I did not want to break up my family. I wanted to work on my marriage, but my husband had decided he wanted…

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A Happy Ending

As we all know too well, not every story has a happy ending. So I thought we could use one. If you follow me on social media*, you may have seen some posts about my friend Jerry. Jerry recently went through a three-month “to hell and back” battle with the virus, with double pneumonia. I…

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Your Resolution Solution

I wasn’t going to talk about resolutions. Studies show about 80% of people who make them fail. I’ve been there. Have you? So why do we make them? They tend to reveal how flawed we are that we even need a resolution, and the idea that we can’t keep them further demonstrates that point. I…

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Ten Christmas Decorations and Their Meaning

Ten Christmas Decorations and Their Meaning There’s just something about Christmas decorations. The ambiance of stringed lights warm the heart like a flickering fire, and sparkly ribbons on packages stir anticipation and joy. Don’t we all love to drive through neighborhoods to view people’s creative light displays? We’re naturally drawn to light. It makes us…

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