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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: I am a doer! It’s…

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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 this and that. They do…

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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 failure.  So for years I…

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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 want to be fulfilled? What…

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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, especially moms with kids still…

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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 the scale, I beat myself…

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While We Wait

Last week I took a cruised through Canada and New England with some family and friends. When we were in Montreal, our tour guides treated on a city bus tour. We traveled to Mount Royal Park and enjoyed the park along with the fantastic view of this beautiful city. It was breathtaking—blooming flowers, flourishing trees,…

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Speak Up in 2017 – Abundantly More

 Shawna and Carol had the privilege of being part of the Speak Up Conference in Grand Rapids Michigan. Here are a few of our highlights: Divine appointments, if you aren’t looking for them, you will pass them by. This year when we received the email from Kathy Bruins regarding what I needed in prayer, we…

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