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The Other Side of the Storm

He calmed the storm and then asked, “Where is your faith?” (Luke 8:25a, ESV). Written for Hello Mornings One of our favorite ways to spend time with the little people in our lives is snuggled on the couch, snacking on popcorn while we watch a family movie. We take great…

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Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary

For those of you who know or follow me or Words to Live By, you know I pick a word of the year every year. I begin asking for it in November and after I’d been waiting for my word for a few weeks with no message or word from…

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When I self-diagnosed myself as an over-doer!

I’m not saying I love personality tests, but working in the corporate world means you take them—a lot of them. Over the years, these tests have told me I’m a Type A personality, an achiever, administrator, merchant, futuristic thinker, and dominating influencer.  All those ‘personality titles’ tell me the same thing:…

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A Christmas Tree Miracle

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—time for Christmas movies!! Last night I settled into my recliner and watched “A Christmas Tree Miracle.” In this movie, the George family is going along “enjoying” the things of this world. Most of the family is dreading the Christmas season—continually complaining about…

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Words to Live By: Establishing a Powerful Word of the Year

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3 I gave up new year resolutions years ago. I’d either forget about them by March or couldn’t reach the goal I set for myself, leaving me in a heap of regret and feeling like a…

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Go from Dreamer to Doer

When we were kids, we would dream about the future. We may have had dreams about our career, cars and traveling. As adults, we don’t dream so much and if we do they are so far out there we think it won’t happen anyways.  Do you have a dream you…

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Have you Forgotten The Key to Sure Success?

Rachel, whom I met at a Christian conference, admitted to me that she felt flat in her ministry. She was struggling in—and questioning–her ministry. As tears fell down her cheeks, she confessed to me her family life was complete chaos, and she needed some help balancing it all. Many women,…

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Sweet Freedom

I have a love-hate relationship with food. I love to dip a sweet chocolate and mint Oreo cookie sandwich into a tall glass of milk, savoring every bite. But then, I hate food because it inevitably shows up as extra pounds. Every time I look at the increased number on…

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How to Write More Posts in Less Time

Blogging connects you with potential buyers of your books, helps increase your speaking engagements and is essential if you want to show up in the search engines. Established bloggers have hundreds and hundreds of blog posts giving them tons of traffic. But most have been doing it for years and they get…

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