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The Challenge to Speak Boldly Against Evil

The Challenge to Speak Boldly Against Evil

Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, for I am with you,” Acts 18:9 One year ago, this is a portion of what I wrote when asked to contribute to a leadership blog: It’s mid-April, sheltered alone in my home for four weeks now, my creativity has dwindled to the point of paralysis. Seated in front of my computer screen by seven...

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We Must Learn to Be… Content

We Must Learn to Be… Content

As I look back over my life, I see a pattern of yearning, waiting, struggling, learning, and submitting to God’s will, to finally arrive at the threshold of acceptance and step into contentment.

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Believe the Behavior… It Is Intentional

Believe the Behavior… It Is Intentional

It is sometimes hard to recognize or believe there is intent behind the hurtful behaviors of a person close to us. This story will show you what I mean: We were married less than a year when I decided to host a birthday dinner for Alec. I moved into his home after our wedding, not only did it have a fabulous gourmet kitchen, the dining room and...

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Becoming the Point of Your Own Life

Becoming the Point of Your Own Life

Transition from Beside the Point to Becoming the Point of Your Own Life Think Labrador Retriever. Wide-eyed, faithful, forgiving and loyal, until… He insisted on my presence at every meeting with attorneys, each deposition and appearance in court. I believed he needed me, my steadfast love and support.  My demeanor was calm and quiet. When...

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Surprised by Contentment

Surprised by Contentment

It is true when I think about it, I am surprised by contentment. It is not what I considered in my decision to live here. My reasons were strictly practical, proximity to where my dad lives in a residential care home and budget constraints. Six months have passed since moving day… I am drawn to the light outside – beyond the living room window,...

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Why Healing of Old Wounds Will Bless & Protect Your Life

Why Healing of Old Wounds Will Bless & Protect Your Life

The healing of old wounds is not optional but essential to protect our lives from undesireable consequences.

It’s true we shouldn’t dwell in the past and rehearse the hurts and injustices we’ve suffered, or our regrets and shame. It’s also true that unless we have dealt properly with a shattering experience of the past, faced the pain and processed it in a healthy way, the unhealed wounds will inflict further injury. 

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Is God’s Forgiveness Enough for You?

Is God’s Forgiveness Enough for You?

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. - Lewis B. Smedes If God's forgiveness is enough for you, how do you explain self-condemnation and lack of self-forgiveness, considering the grace of God? When we see articles or books on the topic of forgiveness, we expect them to be about how to forgive someone else....

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BE BOLD AND LIVE FREE 5 STEP TOXIC RELATIONSHIP RESET

BE BOLD AND LIVE FREE 5 STEP TOXIC RELATIONSHIP RESET

Imagine changing the dynamics in a relationship that keeps you off-balance, hurt, and confused.

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