Tag Archives: faith

May 30, 2017

There are times in everyone’s life when pursuing their calling—whether it’s raising children, running an organization, or attending college—can become tiring. When this happens, some people want to throw in the towel and give up. If this describes how you have felt, here are three […]

February 28, 2017
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When was the last time that you experienced a great unfulfilled desire? Maybe you had a particular desire to get pregnant, obtain a particular job, move to a particular state, make a particular amount of money, live without a particular physical pain, or marry a […]

February 21, 2017

Some prayers are lifted to God through tears, shouts, or whispers. Some are canned, and we know them by heart. We read others off the back of a book, the back of a bus, or the back of someone’s T-shirt. We shoot some up to […]

February 20, 2017

One Christmas when I visited my family in Idaho for Christmas and two days before I was scheduled to board a flight to head back to my home in Georgia, I received a call from a friend. During our conversation he asked, “Is there anything you […]

February 16, 2017
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  Some people say Christianity doesn’t work because it doesn’t eliminate life’s problems. It doesn’t guarantee an easy life, or that we’ll always get what we want. It’s not like rubbing a genie bottle. It’s not like taking a magic pill. Instead, sometimes being a […]

November 10, 2016

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.” […]

November 04, 2016

Our Border Collie, Dixie, likes to play hide and seek. You can hide anywhere in the house and say (sometimes in a whisper), “Come find me.” In a split second, you can hear Dixie’s little feet clicking down the hallway or up the stairs as […]

October 26, 2016
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Take my survey for singles and get my free, downloadable ebook “5 Great Relationship Truths That Will Change Your Life.” Just after I turned 43 and was still single, I experienced something surprising: extreme loneliness. Sure, I had fleeting moments or short periods when I […]

October 25, 2016

As I write this post, I am somewhere over Kansas. At 36,000 feet, I often read the little magazines stuffed into the airplane seatback pocket in front of me. I am overjoyed that I just found an inspiring story in Southwest Airline’s Spirit magazine which […]

January 25, 2016

I belong to a fantastic small group which meets each Tuesday morning. The women in our little gathering share their lives, prayers, and thoughts about our weekly Bible study. Our current teacher is excellent and the content is biblically based, but I have to admit that I […]

January 22, 2016

I once wrote a story about three brown cows who desperately wanted to change color. Tired of their earthy hue, they decided that purple would impress the neighbors and gain them notoriety. So after much planning, the herd’s leader pushed a large can of purple […]

January 12, 2016

Have you ever thought that if you could just have something or someone you desired that you could be more satisfied than you are with God? Have you ever wondered if another love or desire could take His place, that something or someone else could […]

January 07, 2016

Several summers ago, it was overcast—in the sky and in my heart. When I went for a walk near my home, the gloomy weather mirrored my mood. For some reason, I decided to find pictures in the clouds above me as I used to when […]

January 05, 2016

It’s easy to throw up cotton-candy prayers that lack substance in traffic, in the shower, or as we run out the door to work. It’s easy to stay on the safe side of petition by asking God for things that our hearts don’t truly desire. […]

December 31, 2015

If you are experiencing a crisis or a crisis of faith, I hope the following 12 Thoughts will encourage you to look up and keep pressing on. 1) The transformation of the human heart happens in stages as God moves us from self-dependence to God […]

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