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Beautiful Heart, Beautiful Words

Beautiful Heart, Beautiful Words

I spent a weekend in Corolla, NC, with 82 remarkable women. Nestled in on ordinary hotel ballroom, we experienced a powerful heartlift. Individually and corporately. We had one goal: make Proverbs 4:23 come alive in our lives. We centered on three words: Above. All. Else.

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Nothing is wasted.

“Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.” -Garrison Keillor At the close of the Christmas Outreach Event in Bangkok (my second speaking...

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Constantly off balance and completely at peace.

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things—air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky—all things tending towards...

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Unwrapping Gratitude

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to unwrap a little present of gratitude. This Thanksgiving I am grateful for new friends and old friends. Here I am in Bangkok for the second...

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30 Lessons in 30 Days: Be Authentic

Dreams are like stars...you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny. Women and Happiness As I sit here trying to put words on paper, I am listening to a lively discussion on women and happiness. According to this recent...

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30 Lessons in 30 Days: A Handful of Tranquility

Lesson One: A Handful of Tranquility I've been home from my whirlwind-trip-of-a-lifetime-to-Europe with my husband for almost two months now (whew, long sentence!) And, I admit, it has taken me this long to begin putting into words the life-changing lessons I learned...

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4WRDMOTION: God is my fortress.

  Psalm 46:1-3 (MSG) "God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him. We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in seastorm and earthquake, Before the rush and roar of oceans, the tremors that shake mountains." I saw this billboard in Dulles...

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Alter the Whole Landscape

"The secret of a disciple's life is devotion to Jesus Christ, and the characteristic of the life is its unobtrusiveness. It is like a corn of wheat, which falls into the ground and dies, but presently it will spring up and alter the whole landscape" (Oswald Chambers,...

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4WRDMOTION: The drought is over. Let the river flow.

It's been a long month and a half. From the looks of my desk, you can see that I have been totally immersed in my graduate work (completing yet another 15 page research paper), completion of grading the research papers of my fourteen home schooled writing students and...

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A Wide-Awake Life

My final writing assignment to my HS writing students was to start a blog. They are doing a terrific job. Check out their posts on www.takethetimetowriteitdown.wordpress.com. I wanted to share this one with you because I just love the writer's comment on keeping a...

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A Mother is the Truest Friend

"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by...

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