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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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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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A Mess of Stress

Does life feel like a mess of stress lately? We’re living in a time of heightened anxiety, how do we find calm? The top five major stressors of life – death, divorce, moving, illness and job loss – have come together to create the perfect storm. Even the lesser anxieties have blown in to join the…

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Do You Need Hope?

Dear Friends, Do you need hope? We seem to be living in a soap opera these days, don’t we? Is there any hope? And if so, how can we have it when things look so hopeless? Where do we find hope? My author friend Del Bates and I give some insight on our radio show…

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Do You Need a Praycation?

Do You Need a Praycation? Who doesn’t need a reprieve from all the news lately? Who would not like to run away and stick their head in the sand right about now? I admit, I can get quite caught up in it all. I research everything, and it can be a bit disturbing as I…

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Is America Terminal?

Is America terminal or is there still hope? If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you know my heart is passionate about the state of our country and world. A friend sent me a short video that sums up my thoughts, so for my blog and video this time, I’d like to share…

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Shielded

Video version of this blog here. Our grandkids’ recent squirt gun competition in our pool quickly turned into a water bucket battle. They ditched the squirt guns and began throwing pails of water at each other, all in fun. They played two against one – ten-year-old Jayden against five-year-olds Carson and Maya. I guess they…

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Are You Missing Out?

Watch/listen to video of this blog here: YouTube I hate to miss a good time, don’t you? When I was a young girl, I would sit at the top of the stairs listening to the conversation coming from the kitchen when my parents had company. Occasionally, I would hear, “Penny, get in bed!” But I…

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