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Shine The Light


Why in the world does aging as a woman promote hair growth in all the wrong places? This is one of those questions that I will immediately ask Jesus about upon arrival. Yes. Along with many spiritual things, I will ...

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Hand Lettering Hope


I began creating artwork with hand lettering about a year and a half ago. Prior to that I didn’t know such an art form existed. It has been an adventure to watch how God has used this gift to impact ...

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Becoming Me


What was your name, little girl? What’s your name? Lynyrd Skynrd I was named after my maternal grandmother, Betty Malady. ‘Betty’ was the perfect name for a sweet, elderly woman, who always smelled like donuts and strawberry shortcake. But for ...

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Don’t Believe The Lies


“It’s only a black racer,” I said in a matter-of-fact voice to a neighbor as we noticed the snake on her front lawn. “They’re good to have around because they eat insects and rodents.” A few days later, a black ...

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Related By Chance, Family By Choice


“Do you know the two most important duties of the mother of the groom?” My friend quizzed me on my upcoming role. “I’m not certain I do. This is my first MOG moment, you know.” “It’s fairly simple. Wear beige ...

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Real & True


“Give me three words to describe yourself,” my new counselor said to me a few years ago. Without missing a beat, I said, “Loyal, stubborn, authentic.” “It’s interesting that you say you’re authentic, because your life is so full of ...

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Mercy Reaching, Jesus Speaking


Rising panic. I can’t get away. I feel used. I’m dirty. Disposable. There is pain. And darkness. All I see is darkness. Just hurry and get it over with… My eyes flashed open with the clash of conflicting emotion and ...

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Journeying Through The Pain


A walk with my dogs gives me a picture of two opposite ways to view the world. Digory, the older one, a terrier mix, is fearful and neurotic. He’s just a mess. Dobby is our cockapoo puppy, just learning how to ...

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Recently, while reading a devotional, I read a statement that hit me like a ton of bricks, “We often are unaware of how captive we really are.” Then God brought to my mind the phrase “ignorance is bliss” and told ...

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