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Practicing Gratitude

“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – NIV Thanksgiving is almost here, yet if we walk into a store there is almost no indication of this.  Instead, we are met with the consumerism of Christmas.  It makes sense. Yes, we buy and prep for a…

Limiting Beliefs

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7a NKJV Have you ever caught yourself thinking or saying: I can’t do that. – or – That will never happen. I wish I could say I never think or say these things, but the truth is – I do.  More often than I would…

Posthumous Guest Post – Walt Miller

Mentors.  What a treasure it is to have someone willing to come alongside us.  Someone older, wiser, and willing to invest in the next generation.  I have been blessed to have had such people in my life, especially during difficult seasons. Two such mentors, Walt & Jane Miller, will always hold a very special place…

Margins

Have you ever been restricted to one page?  A letter.  A resume.  We type everything out and it spills onto a second page.  So, we edit.  Eliminate.  But we just can’t seem to squeeze everything we want onto one page.  So we adjust the margins.  We shrink and squeeze them until we can successfully cram…

Our Stories Matter

In April I met with a local news station to share my story of Sexual Assault for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).  It might not make sense to everyone, but I jump at every opportunity to share my story.  Why?  Because our stories matter.  Our voices matter.  They need to be heard.  Only one person…

Dawn is Coming

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 – NIV The darkest night of the soul will not and cannot last forever.  Regardless of what has brought on this dark night, take heart my friend, dawn is coming! I know, because I have been there too. You are…