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Living Beyond Blessed

We’ve all experienced financial stress at least once. Some of us experience it every single day, like an unwanted guest at the dinner table or a cockroach (or three) skittering when we turn a light on. Many of us live paycheck to paycheck and find there’s more month than money …

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The Meaning of Christmas

This year, the meaning of Christmas is stirring in me at deeper levels. I’m seeing the season in a new perspective as I listen to our Pastor Robert Morris give new insights and I study books such as Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado. I’ve long been jaded by the …

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Why? Why? Why?

Today, I am honored to have James Watkins as a guest on my blog. Jim is an awesome writer who has influenced and encouraged me over the course of my career. Please welcome Jim as we help launch his latest book. If you have children, nieces and nephews, or younger siblings, …

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Do Unto Others…

Most of us have heard of the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do onto you. It’s even in the Bible. How cool is that. And of course, there’s the flip side, the negative view: do onto others before they do onto you. But that’s a …

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Leaving a Legacy

Have you ever wondered about what kind of legacy you’re leaving? I mean more than an estate or an inheritance we bequeath to our children or our church. I’m thinking more along the lines of how will people remember us. Maybe a better phrasing is how do we want to …

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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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