Running the Race and Finishing Well

September 25, 2011
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I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace. Acts […]

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Over the Top with Women of Faith

September 14, 2011
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This last weekend, a group of us attended the Women of Faith conference Over the Top, in Anaheim, California. In addition to the regular speakers Patsy Clairmont, Marilyn Meberg, Sandi Patty and Lisa Whelchel, we were happy to hear from Brenda Warner and Andy Andrews, musicians Mandisa and Amy Grant and dramatist Katharine Everett. This […]

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Top Ten Favorite Links found through Pinterest

September 6, 2011
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A few posts ago, I shared my new-found passion for Pinterest! Today I’d like to pass along my top ten favorite links (in no particular order) to some really cool web sites, blogs and one Etsy store that I discovered by visiting the boards of other members. I’ve chosen these for their awesome content and […]

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Don’t Settle for the Counterfeit

August 28, 2011
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Last week, as I mentioned in my previous post, a landscape contractor was at my house digging trenches, installing drainage and repairing my archaic sprinkler system. While the procedure was mostly painless on my part (aside from the rather large check I had to write), he and his crew worked for six days in my […]

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Laugh Out Loud Funny

August 24, 2011
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Well, I must start this post with a little confession. I was planning to write on a different topic, but I didn’t get it finished today, because the sprinkler contractor was here, and I was assembling our Women of Faith conference ticket packages for my little group, of which I am the sub-group leader (sub-because […]

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Here a Pin, There a Pin, Everywhere a Pin, Pin

August 14, 2011
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A tweet of mine last week read: “Found: Pinterest! Lost: Several hours of my day where I got mostly nothing accomplished…” For all of you who can relate to that sentiment—welcome! You are in good company! For the rest of you who have no idea what I am talking about, keep reading. I have been […]

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A Day to Fast and Pray

August 6, 2011
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The liberal left is indignant. The atheists are foaming at the mouth. The media is openly hostile and the un-churched are screaming separation of church and state. Why so much angst over a man exercising his First Amendment right to pray to his God and invite others to do the same? I mean, it’s not […]

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Beauty is God’s Handwriting

July 31, 2011
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I found this quote reminding me how God communicates to us through nature—how he bestows blessings upon us through the majesty of his creation. From the beautiful vistas that take our breath away, to the innocent laugh of a child that make us want to hold them forever, God speaks to us. Never lose an […]

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Go by Train – Top Ten Reasons to Travel by Rail

July 26, 2011
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10. Riding the train is an adventure and kids love it! 9. Complete strangers wave at you when the train goes by. 8. You can see countryside which is inaccessible by other modes of transportation. 7. There is no fear of plummeting to earth from 30, 000 feet (That one is for my sister-she doesn’t […]

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Life is not Fair

July 18, 2011
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No, life isn’t fair. Just as moms and dads have to break that bad news to their kids on a regular basis, I am having that conversation again today with my heavenly Father. And while I already know that life is not fair, I still cry out to God every time I am reminded of […]

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