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Take It and Leave It
February 4, 2023
The chase for perfection in everything around me continues. But I must remember to take only what is mine to take.
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More Bad News
January 28, 2023
There has been a lot of bad news lately. How do we deal with it? What do we do with all of that struggle and pain? We choose good news.
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“A Change of Heart”
January 14, 2023
We are most comfortable when things go the way we expect. But what does it do to our hearts when things don't go as planned?
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“Inside Out”
January 5, 2023
The cold is creeping in and the only tool we may have to fight it is to throw the doors wide open and share the warmth.
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“Just Stop”
December 27, 2022
We just keep walking. We see that person hurting and we turn the other way thinking we have nothing to offer. But what if we are wrong?
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“Words and Light”
December 20, 2022
My writing journey has led me straight to you. We can find light in hard times by sharing our struggles—one word at a time.
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“Uncharted”
December 9, 2022
When our plans head off course, we try to get back where we were. But do we dismiss the uncharted islands that can be found in those moments?
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“Fill in the Blanks”
November 29, 2022
Are you out of routine? What are you doing to fill in those blank lines when you have those off schedule moments?
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“Under Construction”
November 23, 2022
Are you under construction? Messy scaffolding and loud hammering everywhere? Maybe you are just being restored.
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“Rundown to Restored”
November 16, 2022
Feeling rundown? What is your go-to habit when you are worn out? Does that habit restore you or leave you as you were?
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“Dream a Little Dream”
November 8, 2022
Our dreams tell stories about our lives. What dreams do you live out in your story? Bigger question—do you have to?
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“Lift Your Head”
November 1, 2022
Lift your head my friend. There is hope to be found and it is time to rise and dust yourself off from the weight of the world.
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“Just Tired”
October 29, 2022
Are you tired? This word is a common sentiment in our language and in our lives. What does tired mean for you?
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“Passed On”
October 22, 2022
What does passed on mean? Don't just think of who we have lost but what they helped us find that we can pass on to someone else.
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“Heavy Hearts”
October 18, 2022
Surrounded by struggle? Feeling overwhelmed in your attempts to help everyone? We must remember sometimes it is not our shift to take.
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“Just Light”
October 8, 2022
Some say they are just words. I say they have meaning. Learn what the word "light" means to me and and to my repurposed heart.
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“Just One More Day”
October 7, 2022
Loss wakes us up to the realization that our days really are numbered. If only we could remember to make those days count.
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“A Hero’s Path”
September 26, 2022
A hero's path is rarely an easy one. We can look around us every day and see what a hero looks like. Just watch for the leap of faith.
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“Stop the Noise”
September 26, 2022
I wish it had not taken health problems for me to quiet the room. It is amazing what Jesus can do in the quiet.
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“Just Fostered”
September 18, 2022
Some say they are just words. I say they have meaning. Learn what the word "fostered" means to me and and to my repurposed heart.
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“Look Around”
September 12, 2022
We only get one chance to look around when it comes to reality. What are we missing when we forget to? Could we be missing the point?
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“Take Cover”
September 5, 2022
Have you ever tried to catch a manhole cover? I have. As if there was any way I could carry that kind of weight.
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“So Simple”
September 2, 2022
We make sharing our faith very complicated sometimes. The truth seen through the eyes of Jesus makes it very simple.
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“What it Takes”
August 29, 2022
We have no problem knowing we should be kind to those less fortunate. But what if your definition of the least of these is wrong?
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“Full Spray Ahead”
August 26, 2022
What good is a spray bottle that does not spray? Keeping the good things trapped inside is not how we were meant to live.
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“No Regifting”
August 21, 2022
I will admit to regifting in my life, but this is not a practice we should use with the gift of Jesus.
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“Revealed”
August 13, 2022
Are you willing to be seen? To stand in the truth, we must stand in the light. This is hard when we know that light is pretty revealing.
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“Taking Shape”
August 4, 2022
“I used to think the words spoken about us describe who we are, but now I know they shape who we are.” ~ Bob Goff
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“Tax Exempt”
August 3, 2022
Do we leave the ones we love the most behind as we follow our mission, our schedules, and our dreams? What price do they pay?
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“The Exceptions”
July 18, 2022
Today I admit the limits I place on my love. We all have exceptions to our love that keep us from the full potential of God's grace in our lives.
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“Grow Anyway”
July 8, 2022
We all want to move when the circumstances are just right. But what if they are not. Do we stay frozen or grow anyway?
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“True North”
June 10, 2022
The worst feeling in the world is when you realize you do not know where you are. Are the events of this world leaving us shipwrecked?
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“Ask Away”
June 4, 2022
The seasons of this life will always bring questions. Ask them. Our questions and fears unite us in a way nothing else can.
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“Wildfires”
May 28, 2022
We all feel the heat. We are living in times of exhaustion at every turn from the non-stop flames we battle. What can we do to rise above it?
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“This Little Knot of Mine”
May 13, 2022
How do you handle the tangled messes of human beings? Are you patient and gentle or are you a knot puller like me?
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“The Undone Trail”
May 3, 2022
Do you have a trail leaver in your house? What excuse do they use to explain what always seems not finished?
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“It’s the Little Things”
April 26, 2022
Some of our biggest "it just so happened" moments have become the most wonderful unexpected blessings. Especially in hindsight.
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“Quick Fix”
April 23, 2022
Sometimes in life you have to find the value in the things you would have not considered valuable. For me, that includes the quick fix.
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“The Rhythm of My Story”
April 22, 2022
What is the rhythm of your story? What has composed your journey from the beginning to now? What is the story you tell? Is it true?
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“Time Warned Area”
April 16, 2022
When storms strike, what do you do with the time until that storm passes? Are you using it well even in the middle of the storm?
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“All By Myself”
March 8, 2022
There is nothing wrong with being independent. There is nothing wrong with asking for help. The problem only begins when we decide only one of those is possible.
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“I Can’t Unsee That”
February 28, 2022
Are we avoiding seeing the things that we can't unsee? How much compassion would there be if we could see the view of someone else's world?
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“Worth the Wait”
February 24, 2022
It is disappointing when our plans do not work out. What if our plans did not move forward because a better one was waiting for us?
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“Build It Better”
February 22, 2022
Do you dabble in the details or dive on in? Does your focus on those details ever get in the way of building the kingdom?
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“Prove It”
February 16, 2022
The battle of what is true and what is not can only be won within our minds and hearts. Don't let all the confusion fool you . . . it is personal.
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“Safe Haven”
February 10, 2022
We are all looking for our safe haven both here on earth and in heaven. It is a blessing to be able to find them both.
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“Priority Place”
January 9, 2022
Do you give your goals a place to live in your schedule? Or are they just the location you dream of visiting someday?
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“‘Tis the Season”
December 18, 2021
Are we just trying to get through the busyness of the season still standing? Maybe the season was meant to bring you more than a deadline.
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“Don J”
December 17, 2021
Ahh to live this life, to have this world, I want to be like Don J the squirrel. Do you have a pet you adore?
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“The Knew Kid”
December 10, 2021
What would you think if they really do know what you are thinking? Can animals feel the pain you're holding inside?
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“Simple Gifts”
December 6, 2021
When we are spending a lot of time trying to find that perfect gift, we must remember that sometimes the simplest answer is the right one.
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“Light of Your World”
November 26, 2021
Star light star bright, bring me the wish I wish for tonight. The joy of the world for all to see, a star to shine and set man free.
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“Show, Don’t Tell”
November 21, 2021
Writers are often guided to show and not tell their stories. What if we took that same advice in all that we do?
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“I Got This”
November 13, 2021
I wonder what would happen if we didn't tell God how far he can go? What does life look like when we move out of the way?
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“Recreate Me”
November 10, 2021
It is a hard realization when we look in the mirror and see we have so far to go. We are a new creation, but we still need a lot reflection.
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“How Are You . . . Really?”
November 8, 2021
These are tough times. But we can still check on each other and we can still look for light. I know where you can find some.
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“Break Time”
November 6, 2021
How strong is your chain if one day off could break it? Is the goal just to get there or to enjoy the journey?
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“Sign of the Time”
September 10, 2021
Everyone should have a group around them that brings out the smiles. This is just a fun description of how we spend our time together.
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“In the Beginning”
June 19, 2021
There are too many opportunities in this life to take ourselves too seriously. What are you doing to break through?
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