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Thank you

First of all, I want to thank all of you for your loyalty and patience. Many of you may have noticed there was no blog last week and this week’s is very late. The last month has presented some very powerful health challenges, like my heart stopping three times in …

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Is Your To-Do List an Idol?

If you’ve been around me very long—say more than ten minutes—you know I have this tendency to be somewhat organized. More accurately, I tend to be super-organized. At times, it seems like I’ve added an eleventh commandment: Thou shalt be organized. I’ve written blogs and taught classes on managing our …

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Testing Our Character

Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph’s character. Psalm 105:19 (NLT) In the Old Testament, God tested Joseph. A lot. Mistreated by his brothers. Sold into slavery. Falsely accused of rape. Thrown into prison. Forgotten by those he helped. Did you ever wonder why Joseph had …

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Getting Through the Rough Spots

Have you ever wondered about the path your life seems to be following? Why is it so rough at times, filled with problems and pain? Doubts and fears assail us like fierce winter storms. One thing I’ve learned over the years is my path is uniquely my own, planned just …

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Proverbs for Writers

As the Lord leads, periodically I’ll be sharing what he’s spoken to me about writing and life. They won’t all be from the Book of Proverbs. I’ve found his inspiration and encouragement and direction throughout the Bible. The first one I want to share is: Write at his direction and …

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Accepting Criticism

Many times, when I meditate on God’s Word, my eyes are drawn to encouraging and uplifting verses like John 3:16, or “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” or “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” And sometimes, as only God can do, He whacks …

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Do We Just Follow the Rules?

Following rules can give us a false sense of security. In my devotional time the other day, I came across this insight in the Jesus Calling devotional by Sarah Young: “Men tend to multiply duties in their observance of religion. This practice enables them to give Me money, time, and …

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Laying It Over

  My writing buddy, Janet Cole, joins me today to talk about failure and God’s love. Janet lives in rural Texas with her beautiful and spunky twelve-year-old daughter, Jadyn, and her husband, Jay, an amazing man God used to teach her to how to laugh and love again. She’s a …

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Patience, NOW

There is a scene in Star Wars, Episode IV, where Luke is attacking the Death Star, about to drop a bombdown a chute to the core of the weapon. His wing commander tells him, “Wait for it. Wait for it. Did you know the Lord tells us basically the same …

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