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When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.1 Corinthians 13:11, KJV It was New Year's Eve. I stood in a very long line in a store, waiting to check out. I needed shampoo...read more
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.read more
We are not built for everyone's bad news, or are we? Day after day, bad news streams into our lives. Just this week: A 22,000 lb. bomb, known as "The Mother of all Bombs (MOAB)," was dropped in the Achin district of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan. An attack...read more
-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...read more
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....read more
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...read more
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...read more
Visiting the archives this Thanksgiving Week. While away in Kansas, celebrating Midwest style, with our son and daughter-in-law, our family is grateful for God's goodness. For me, this time last year, I had received a mistake rejection from my now publisher. Yes, you...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Between your longings and the demand for their fulfillment is a place as real as any in the tangible world. But it is uncharted and uniquely tailored to your own personal story. You will only know you are there when you feel a little on the edge of your chair—and you...read more
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