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The Power of a Simple Note

The Power of a Simple Note

Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips." -Ecclesiastes 10:12, NIV A Gentle Tap I felt a slight touch on my right shoulder. As I turned from a conversation I was deeply involved in, she handed me a simple note. "I'm...

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Experience Sobremesa

Experience Sobremesa

A Visit to the Archives Summer. A time for sobremesa! Time to linger and lounge and laugh...all over a great meal. I loved this blog post the first time and so wanted to share it again—with hopes it encourages us all to experience renewed commitment to sobremesa!...

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Tear-stained Teabags

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

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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Passion Defines Purpose

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

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

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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A Real Thanksgiving Feast

A Real Thanksgiving Feast

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...

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When Did We Forget to Dream Big?

When Did We Forget to Dream Big?

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...

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