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“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....read more
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...read more
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"...read more
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...read more
Good defined (n), "profit or advantage; worth; benefit." Defining good. It's taken me quite awhile to finally process the past few months and actually write this. "Alot" has occurred since August, when my mom was first diagnosed with a brain tumor and scheduled for...read more
"You are never alone, you can always come back home." -Jason Mraz, 93 Million Miles After a night of serene snowfall, I woke up to a chilly Saturday morn. Should I go to the gym or stay nestled under my comfy spread? After a few steps, my arthritis called, "Go to the...read more
“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...read more
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...read more
"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...read more
Just reading through my posts from 2012 and loved this REMINDER to spend time reading the BIble...oh how I need to keep this discipline alive! Will you share how you keep Bible reading alive in your daily life?read more
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