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Every Wednesday, join our community conversation over on the podcast. To keep the conversation going, on Thursday’s, you’ll find additional resources, pdf’s, short videos, and links to articles/sites mentioned in the podcast, right here on the blog. By combining the spoken + written word, you’ll find yourself becoming stronger than ever!

A Mother’s Day Prayer

A Mother’s Day Prayer

I arise today through strength in the sky: light of sun moon's reflection dazzle of fire speed of lightning wild wind deep sea firm earth hard rock. I arise today With God's strength to pilot me: God's might to uphold me God's wisdom to guide me God's eye to look...

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The Afternoon Knows: You are Stronger than you Know.

“Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien The afternoon knows one very important thing: You are stronger than you know. If anyone had told me what the last eleven months had in store, I wouldn't have believed them. You know. You've been there, too....

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The Afternoon Knows.

The afternoon knows what the morning never thought of" (Robert Frost). "Janell, it is so good to see you," smiled Erin. "How on earth are you? Tell me what's going on." There in the middle of the women's bathroom of the YMCA, I smiled. "I don't even know where to...

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100 New Feathers for My Empty Nest

Reviewing and gathering this morning for upcoming book projects and Bible Studies. Little did I know that the words penned on April 26, 2008 would resonate with such intensity today, July 24, 2013...five years later. I need these words, again, as I face an "emptier"...

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Are you feeling WORN today? This word is just for you!

Oh my goodness. I love waking up and being led to a word from a loving God. This morning, I received a link to Tenth Avenue North's, Worn. Right when I needed a word, there it sat in my inbox. Why today? Well, I'm in the midst of writing and rewriting and rewriting...

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Tis the Season: To Trust God Again

“The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true, even in the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even in the here and now, they are the change agents who bring fullest Light to all the world. When we lay the soil of our...

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Tis the Season: Let the Little Children Lead Us.

In an ordinary manger in an ordinary town, a small child was born to lead: "Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod" (Matthew 2:1). His birth disturbed many: "King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in...

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Praying & Pushing Back the Force of Evil

"Warning signs are only clear in hindsight" (ABC News). Praying right now for everyone involved and effected by the tragedy in Connecticut this morning. What can we do? Pray and push back the darkness that is desperately seeking to destroy. Be men and women who love...

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