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Book Giveaway: “Everyday Brave” by Janet Thompson

I'm very excited about featuring the newest book by Janet Thompson: Everyday Brave. And she will send a copy of her new book to the winner drawn from those making comments on my blog. More details are below. In Everyday Brave, Janet explores the extraordinary bravery...

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Knowing Christ for 52 Years

Knowing Christ for 52 Years This past October 1st, I celebrated my 52nd anniversary of becoming a Christian. On the morning of October 1st, 1967, at the age of 18 (you can do the math), I heard the good news, the Gospel, that I didn't need to earn God's love by being...

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3 Secrets for Overcoming the “What If”s

The "what ifs" controlled me, but then I learned contentment. “If only I didn't have these problems, I could be the peaceful person God wants me to be.” I really did think that the only way I could be content with life, people, even myself, was to be free from...

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Is “This Too Will Pass” A Good Attitude?

Is “This Too Will Pass” a Good Attitude? by Kathy Collard Miller “Things are tough but that’s OK; I’ll just wait it out and it’ll get better.”  Have you ever considered your trials and found comfort through thinking, “This too will pass”? That phrase sounds benign...

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What Can We Learn From Salome?

What Can We Learn From Salome? One of the challenges for all of us is thinking we know best for someone else. There’s a woman in the Bible named Salome who thought she knew best for her sons.  Let’s read her story in Matthew 20:20-24: Then the mother of the sons of...

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Sneak Peek of Next Book on God’s Questions in the Bible

I'm so excited about giving you a sneak peek of my next book. The tentative title is 100 Questions God and Jesus Ask in the Bible; What They Reveal about God's Nature and Our Motives. There will be 100 devotionals, each one on one of the many questions God and Jesus...

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Book Drawing: “SuperGal vs. God” by Lori Hynson

I'm so excited to feature SuperGal vs. God by Lori Hynson as this month's book giveaway. Read below how you can enter the drawing to win a copy! Here's what SuperGal vs. God is about: SuperGal could handle anything life threw her way. Until she couldn’t. Lori appears...

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Let Love Cover Offenses–Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.--Proverbs 10:12 (ESV) What an important and powerful word picture Proverbs 10:12 gives about anger toward others. We can “stir up” wounds or “cover” them with love and understanding, thus no longer being held in...

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The Book of Proverbs Offers God’s Wisdom for Parenting

The biblical book of Proverbs offers wisdom for parenting. God cares about the challenges we face as parents. He knows the pain and confusion. He knows we will be imperfect in our responses and is working more in our children's lives than we realize. Only Jesus was a...

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Being Spiritual Salt Is More Powerful Than We Think

Put yourself in the scene for a moment. You are sitting in a crowd looking at Jesus who in the manner of a rabbi is seated most likely on a large rock. He’s not standing. He has just said (Matthew 5:11,12), his followers should be glad when they are persecuted because...

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I Don’t Like Not Knowing–I Feel Stupid

I don't like to not know. I don't like to not have an answer or an opinion. Not knowing or not being able to reply makes me feel tense. And dare I say it? I feel stupid. What's even sillier, is that I will give an opinion even though I'm not sure I'm right—so that I...

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In Memory of Jennifer Kennedy Dean

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. --I Corinthians 13:12 I was heartbroken hearing of the death of my friend, Jennifer Kennedy Dean. Jennifer joined Jesus in heaven on Wednesday evening, June 12th, 2019. She was a powerful example of God's love...

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My Podcast Interview about Friendship. Enjoy!

I had so much fun being interviewed by Cynthia Simmons at "Heart of the Matter Radio," I wanted to share it with you. We talked about friendship and my new women's Bible study "At the Heart of Friendship". I talked about the different friendships in the Bible. I trust...

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Satan’s Sneaky Secret for Turning Truths into Lies

Satan is a master of lies and secret strategies for destroying us. We must be alert to his tactics. Here's one. I'm interested in hearing whether you've noticed this one before. Look at the contrast between the following statements: My husband never takes out the...

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Teeth Sharpen Teeth — Sorta!

Teeth sharpen teeth...well, not exactly. But let me digress to explain. Several years ago while getting my teeth cleaned, Katie, the hygienist, poked at a wisdom tooth and I almost jumped out of the chair. "Argh!!!! That hurt!" Not only did I feel physical pain, I...

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