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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!

The Power of Cinema

  www.thelist-themovie.com "There are times when prayer is the only way out of our perplexities" (F.B. Meyer, Our Daily Walk) As I sit down to write this short exhortation on the power of prayer, I sit listening to my daughter, Brooke, wrestling with a deep cough....

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A Mother’s Heart is No Longer Her Own

"Do you not think that a great deal of what we call faith is not worth the name? It is too flimsy to be called by so strong a word. Faith is the steel of the soul" (Amy Carmichael, Edges of His Ways) "Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders...

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REEL Joy!

  The Struggle . . . The Victory . . . The Prize!   My two favorite guys had the opportunity to go deep-sea fishing last weekend. Up at 3:00 a.m., they headed out to Va. Beach to "catch some big ones." And, catch they did. Tuna and Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi). Grant reeled...

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It’s Never Too Late

“How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” -Dr. Seuss   Dr. Seuss's lyrical words ring true, don't they? In the blink of an eye, I'm in my late...

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Lessons from a Jellyfish!

"The Devil's brain is prolific with plans. He has many ways of doing many things. Perhaps he has many ways of doing each thing. With him nothing is stereotyped. He never runs in ruts. Fruitful, diverse, and ever fresh is his way of doing things. Indirect, cunning, and...

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Toes in the Water

"Our everyday environment seduces, taunts, and rages against the Christ-life within us. Without concentrated, deliberate action on our part to nourish our spiritual life, the oncoming tide wears away the undergirding foundation of our faith. To stanch the flow, to...

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What would you call your beach retreat?

"Every sunset creates a new dawn."  For over twenty years, my husband and I have been coming to the OUTER BANKS of North Carolina for rest and recovery. One of our favorite things to do is to look at the signs posted in front of beach houses. You know, the sandblasted...

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Because one graduation isn’t enough . . .

  Wow! Wasn't prepared for the powerful emotion of two children graduating at once. In my mind, I knew I had twins graduating high school, but my heart was completely taken off guard. Seeing them standing side-by-side, in cap and gown, opened a deep well of nostalgia,...

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One down, Two to go!

Graduation day is tough for adults.  They go to the ceremony as parents.  They come home as contemporaries.  After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed.  ~Erma Bombeck I love Erma Bombeck's sense of humor. And, the truth in between the humor. On an...

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