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God Was Multi-Tasking, Again!

God Was Multi-Tasking, Again!

So many of the stories in the Bible are examples of God multi-tasking. As God prompted His people to write His Word, He most often had more than one purpose. He was multi-tasking! That's certainly true of the story of Elijah asking for water and food from the widow of...

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The Big Plans of Simon Peter

The Big Plans of Simon Peter Let’s use our imagination while we read Mark 1:35-37. I think we’ll see how God is a surprising God and He’s still surprising you and me often. “In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to...

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The Unique Element of Christianity

The Unique Element of Christianity At a conference years ago where experts from all over the world gathered to discuss comparative religions, they argued whether one religion had something the rest didn’t. They couldn’t think of a way Christianity was unique. They...

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Trusting God’s Timetable for 2021

Trusting God’s Timetable for 2021

Trusting God's Timetable for 2021 As we anticipate an unknown 2021, we will still be facing time pressures, even if we're stuck at home. Here's some encouragement and inspiration for knowing "God Can Do Whenever He Wants: He’s Expeditious" from my book Partly Cloudy...

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The Hidden Christmas Gift

The Hidden Christmas Gift

The Hidden Christmas Gift (I love to post this story every Christmas. Enjoy it again!) I waited impatiently along with my sister Karen and brother Chuck at the closed door leading into the living room where we could imagine the sparkling Christmas tree awaiting us....

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Worry’s Growl Is Worse Than Its Bite

Worry’s Growl Is Worse Than Its Bite

Worry's Growl Is Worse Than Its Bite I headed out on my jog, eyeing the storm clouds that threatened rain above me. Oh, I so want to run, and I can’t run tomorrow. I’ve got to do it right now even if it rains. But by the time I’d run a mile, the drops started and got...

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“Take Heart. I Have Overcome the World”–Jesus

“Take Heart. I Have Overcome the World”–Jesus

"Take Heart. I Have Overcome the World."--Jesus My Precious Princess and Daughter: You can make a difference in your world for me. I know evil and wickedness press in on you from every side, at times stealing your courage. They are not new threats. Only recycled and...

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Being an Alien in an Anti-Heaven Culture

Being an Alien in an Anti-Heaven Culture

Being an Alien in an Anti-Heaven Culture I felt really silly. Here it was 88 degrees in Southern California and I was adorned with a wool skirt, long sleeved sweater, wool blazer, and boots. Over my arm, I'd slung a wool coat. If my neighbors had by chance looked out...

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In Turbulent Times, Remember God’s “Coincidences”

In Turbulent Times, Remember God’s “Coincidences”

In the turbulent times we live in, we could be tempted to think God is asleep on the throne. Our minds know there are no "coincidences" but our hearts begin to worry about the future. When I wrote my book, Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries, I studied the book of...

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How Can We “Boast Legitimately”?

How Can We “Boast Legitimately”?

Did you know the Apostle Paul boasted? If you're like me you're most likely thinking, "I thought we weren't supposed to boast otherwise we're being proud." I've felt the same way but then I began to notice how often boasting is referred to in the Bible--and by the...

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I Had Mononucleosis: “I Can’t Accomplish Anything!”

I Had Mononucleosis: “I Can’t Accomplish Anything!”

I remember the summer decades ago when I had no energy--at all! None! I had a deadline for a book and forced myself to continue writing. But eventually I was completely drained and diagnosed with mononucleosis. When I asked the doctor how long it would last, he...

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Book Giveaway: “Marriage Meet Ups” by Bill and Pam Farrel

Book Giveaway: “Marriage Meet Ups” by Bill and Pam Farrel

Book Drawing!!!! This month I'm eager to feature a marriage book by Pam and Bill Farrel called Marriage Meet Ups: A Planner for Couples Who Want a Productive, Passionate and Purposeful Life All of us need encouragement, inspiration and examples of other successful...

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Cancer and Sanctification

Cancer and Sanctification

On October 1st, 2020, I will celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the day I received Christ and became a Christian. I'm writing this the day before, knowing that tomorrow, I'll be having Mohs surgery for skin cancer. Don't worry, at this point the basal cell carcinoma...

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