My Word from God for the New Year is...

My Word from God for the New Year is…

I’m not sure if you know this, but last Fall was an extremely trying and sometimes anxious time for me. From late October to mid-December, I made six trips to hospitals and doctor’s offices. There was even a visit to a Cancer Center for testing. Having to wait two to three weeks for the results …

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Hope for the Hurting during the Holidays

How to have Hope while Hurting during the Holidays

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas and revel in the Holidays, I’m taking a moment to speak to those who are hurting in heartbreaking silence.  I want to encourage you to have hope during this time of the year and every day. My beloved grandmother, who helped raise me and spoiled me growing up, passed …

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Prayer Series: Prayer of Thanksgiving

Prayer Series Part IV: Prayer of Thanksgiving

This blog post is an archived post from the Thanksgiving of 2015. It is stunning to read how God was preparing my heart to write and publish a book on the power of prayer almost two years later. (I wish I had gone back and read some of my archived posts sooner.it might have saved …

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A Different Kind of Fear

A Different Kind of Fear is Good for You?

Fear. Being afraid or feeling scared is not something that I like to experience at all! As we approach Old Hallows Eve this weekend, you could not pay me to visit a haunted house. One of my youngest nephews shared with me his disdain for going to the Six Flags amusement park at Halloween. He …

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A Message of Hope

Are You Living in the Dark Shadows of Loneliness?

Loneliness. A depressing feeling of being alone. Destitute of friendly or supportive companionship, support, etc., without company. Companionless. Remote from places of human habitation. Desolate. Wow! Doesn’t the word sound depressing? However, if you know anything about me and my writing, I am not here to make you feel depressed. I love writing to offer …

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Seasons of Change

Seasons of Change: Are YOU Ready?

Seasons of Change. There is a certain kind of joy when the birds begin to sing again as the gentle breeze of Spring begins to wash away the bitter cold of Winter. However, if you were to ask me my favorite season of the year, I’d probably lean towards Autumn. There is something quite soothing …

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Five Ways to Live as Salt and Light

Five Ways to Live as Salt and Light in a Dark World

Years ago, I initially wanted to name this blog Salt & Light.  I am passionate about encouraging Christians to shine brightly for God.  However, there were already many sites with salt and light in some related form, and I wanted to do something different.  So, I prayed about it for a while, and one glorious …

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