Daily Thought

Death comes from demanding your own way; life comes from laying down your life for Christ.

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July 03, 2015

When God called me to write, I knew if I wanted to be effective for Him, I had to write out of my relationship with Christ. And, what could be better than marrying my passion for words with my passion for Jesus? Sadly, after a […]

July 02, 2015

This blog was posted a year ago on blueprintforlife.com just before I married. I’d like to share it again here today.  I am marrying late in life. Late as in I just found my first, grey eyebrow hair. Late as in several people in my […]

July 01, 2015

Some things in life are too beautiful for words, like the majestic Rocky Mountains, the sound of a babbling brook, the joy of a baby’s giggle—and the incredible Word of God. But for some people, the Bible doesn’t feel beautiful. Instead, it feels like a […]

June 30, 2015

Have you noticed we spend many of our days simultaneously celebrating blessings but also experiencing grief? Child graduating from high school?  Praise God! Child graduating and moving out? Grief. New job offer? Yay, Jesus! New job that requires relocation? Grief. On a recent flight, I […]

June 29, 2015

I like Pinterest. I like it because it’s filled with lots of awesome ideas to improve just about every area of life. I can find great organizational ideas, yummy recipes, and cool art projects with just a few clicks. But if I’m not careful, Pinterest […]

June 26, 2015

Have you noticed that little girls know how to dream? If you ask any elementary-school cutie patootie what she wants to be when she grows up, she’ll prob­ably give you a list as long as her list for Santa. I picked up my friend’s five-year-old […]

June 25, 2015

In his book Soul Cravings, Erwin Raphael McManus writes, “Home is ultimately not about a place to live but about the people with whom you are most fully alive. Home is . . . about community and belonging, and we are all searching for home.” […]

June 24, 2015

  I like sharing “yahoo” messages that encourage.  I don’t mean those from yahoo.com. I mean ones such as: You are loved by God! Yahoo! God will give you courage! Yahoo! You are loved in spite of your imperfections! Yahooooo! But every once in a […]

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