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Freeing Our True Self

Freeing Our True Self

The pressures of life, the pain in our past, and the stress perspective we choose all swirl around us, and even more so within us. There's not a woman who can honestly say that she's unaffected by it all. And because of the storm, we react--if not inwardly, then...

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Tear-stained Teabags

  Yesterday a beloved sister in the faith announced her painful decision to divorce her husband of twenty-five years. Along with possibly thousands upon thousands reading the same email announcement, a state of shock and deep pain settled inside my heart. "Rob,...

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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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Holy Week 2017

-Taken from the Archives, Lenten Thoughts from 2012. My Lenten Haiku: Lent strips the self bare A slow steady pace forward Fresh starts and clean slates I woke up yesterday morning before dawn. Primarily because my husband had to be at work very early. Usually, his...

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Passion Defines Purpose

Visiting the archives today, March 17, 2014. While I'm busy putting the finishing touches on my newest book (manuscript deadline, March 31), I have to pause and pay homage to one of my heroes: St. Patrick. Hope to one day visit the emerald isle of Ireland. Happy St....

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The Pressure to be Perfect

Welcome to Thankful Thursday's with Janell & Friends! I met the lovely and powerful Daphne Delay "online" several years ago. We were part of a great group called, "Speaker Chicks," led by Master Mentor, Kathi Lipp. A year or so later, I literally bumped into her...

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The Power of Praying for Our Community

This scene has played out over and over in my life. Quite possibly you've lived this too: A friend or family member texts or calls you with troubling news. A cancer diagnosis. A high risk pregnancy. Discovery of an addiction. A marriage falling apart. The news always...

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The Power of Story

When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else.” Iyanla Vanzant The Power of Story I learn so much when someone shares a story. Creator of Story Seminar, Robert McKee, writes, "Stories are the...

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When Plan B is Better Than Plan A

When Plan B is Better Than Plan A Sometimes things don't go as planned. When this happens, be sure to take a very deep breath and by all means, welcome God into that space. In due time, clarity and re-direction will come. -An excerpt from Kiss the Clouds: Face your...

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