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"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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"Where I'll Be"
August 13, 2022
Thomas found more than he expected in that small coffee shop hidden in the city streets of Brazil. He had no idea he would spend the rest of his life trying to find it again.
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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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"It Has All Been Arranged"
May 18, 2022
Diya could not go along with a plan she had no part in planning. That was not who she was. It was time to find out who she could be.
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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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"Grain of Truth"
April 29, 2022
What are the grains of truth that separate the life you are living from the one you could have? Natalie is about to find out.
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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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"Choices"
March 25, 2022
Every choice carries the weight of the future upon it. Even the smallest of decisions today will be the impact of tomorrow.
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"Beyond Words"
March 11, 2022
There are people in this world that do unspeakable things, stealing the voices of those who can never forget. We must keep shining light for those who can't speak.
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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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"Sono Trovato"
February 25, 2022
Go ahead. Take the chance. Fall in love with the unexpected and find yourself in the process. That is what Elenora did.
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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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"On the Right Track"
February 18, 2022
How long is too long to wait for forever, especially when time has not been a friend in the past?
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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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"The Great Discovery"
February 11, 2022
What if what seemed impossible was your only hope?
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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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"No Dice"
January 14, 2022
Sometimes life gives you no choice but to roll the dice. He had run out of options battling a legacy he could not change.
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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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"Fragile Hope"
December 25, 2021
We look for hope in the world around us and cherish it gently when we do find it, for it is so easy to lose.
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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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"Breaking Bad"
December 3, 2021
While most of my stories in flash fiction are, well, fiction, this one actually has some element of truth. It took forever to clean that up.
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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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"The Tree of Life"
November 19, 2021
She never thought she would find a connection to her, but it was right there in her family tree. For this moment, she was where she belonged.
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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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"A Basket Case"
November 13, 2021
He had waited a long time for this. They had both needed rescue and now they had both found a home—in each other.
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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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"Don't Cry Over Spilled . . ."
October 30, 2021
Everything just seems harder when we are grieving. It takes being surrounded by those who can tell us the truth even when we are hurting.
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"It Takes an Eternity"
October 22, 2021
He had to hurry. It wouldn’t be long before the next one sounded its chimed warning through the great hall.
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"Courageous"
October 15, 2021
No more feeling intimidated by the things that held her back. She would step out into the world now doing things her way.
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"No Place Like Home"
October 8, 2021
It should not have taken all the life she had left to make it back home, but it did. Now she knew she would never leave.
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"Take Care"
October 1, 2021
He worried so much about that little girl. How could he tell her that leaving was the best thing she could do?
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"A Hill of Beans"
September 24, 2021
The blank page taunted her amid one distraction after another. When was it okay to stop expecting perfection?
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"Surviving the Fall"
September 17, 2021
She privately mourned a love she could never admit she had. She would never again feel that freedom . . . or would she?
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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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"Search and Rescue"
September 3, 2021
This was all she had left. She had to take the chance no matter what the result was. She didn't want to be alone anymore.
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"Back to Home"
August 27, 2021
How far would you go to discover who you are and where you belong. She was willing to take it to the cross.
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"This Little Light of Mine"
August 20, 2021
There are days when it seems our impact is so insignificant. We can never forget the power the light has over the dark.
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"Buried No More"
August 13, 2021
I closed my eyes. Just take a deep breath. Just do the next thing. One foot in front of the other.
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"String Theory"
August 6, 2021
“That’s the dumbest thing I ever heard!” my brother shouts back across the yard. “What are we, toddlers?” he growls.
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"Unlocked"
July 30, 2021
It had taken a long time to unlock the secrets of her heart. Now he just prayed he knew the key to keeping her forever.
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"A Place to Rest"
July 23, 2021
It was the only place she felt at rest. They didn't understand why she insisted upon coming here, but she knew what she needed.
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"A Sign Between Friends"
July 16, 2021
“You can’t put it there!” she shouted. I looked over at my frustrated friend as I dropped the heavy post driver from over my head.
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"Woven"
July 9, 2021
Tears streamed down her face as moments of exhaustion melted away into memories she didn’t even remember she had.
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"The Legacy"
July 2, 2021
“Just take another step,” she begged herself as she shielded her eyes from the sun, “don’t turn around.”
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"All Together Now"
June 25, 2021
She stumbled through the door overloaded with books and papers after a long morning of researching to find something, anything, that would bring her answers.
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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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