Category: diligence

Distractions can be dangerous….

] For years I had a pastor who always brought meaningless meetings back to focus. “OK everyone, let’s keep the main thing the main thing.” Yes and a big amen. The news is filled with opportunity. To pray, to help one another, to facilitate donations, to listen to others cry about so much loss and

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Is God “good?” One question at a time….

Is God “good?” It was a defining moment. Though I’d been a Christian for years, the question loomed in my mind for days. “Do you believe in the Goodness of God?” 

The pastor even made the statement that if in all of our Biblical knowledge and years of study we still doubted the “goodness” of

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I-contact or eye contact?

Becoming a grandmother has been an amazing journey. Our sweet Nessa is adorable, sweet, and from her I’m learning so much. Watching her mom and dad learn the joy of being parents is fun to watch. She changes so much everyday! She is almost 4 months old. Within the first few weeks I noticed something

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Why you can’t “make it happen…”

  I’ve seen countless people working so hard to “make things happen.” I’ve been guilty myself of getting in a hurry to spring into action with my latest crazy idea. Worthy causes, great people, even better innovative ideas. Yet until God is clearly moving in our midst,  we are best to wait. Read a great

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This way to better health….

It really does only take one solid decision to change everything. Many people go on diets and completely wreck their self control. If that works for you, great! Keep at it. When I’m struggling with my diet, I just make one definitive decision for that week.  By giving up one thing, it keeps me mindful

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Dear Christian, this is NOT how to win the world…..

Few things make me angrier than when someone in the Body of Christ “falls” or sins and other Christians begin to attack. I’ve seen it numerous times but recently I could not contain my frustration. Seems someone somewhere had determined Beth Moore was no longer fit to be amongst their options for Bible study authors

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The real reason people shop online…

Outside is my happy place, that is unless it’s cold. Part of my fun is critters. Koi pond, bird feeders and one of my favorites, baby turtles. For the last couple of years, I’ve bought my turtles from a traveling reptile exhibit. For those 2 years, I’ve consistently marked it on my calendar, traveled the

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Mastering the moment in minutes…

  It only takes one. All too often, we think we have to have it all figured out. Our life planner ready, goals written in ink, with a busy calendar to match. While that can be good, we master the moments in minutes. How? By being present IN the moment. Being kind to someone. Smiling.

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Because being in ministry is….

Uncomfortable! When I set out to publish a Christian magazine  2 1/2 years ago, I somehow thought it would be at least a little bit easy. Utilizing years of writing experience, a great mentor,  sound business  practices, and a lot of creative energy, it seemed the doors where flinging open. I’m a fan of open

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Looking for peace when you can’t find it…

Though my dad and I were never close, he asked for the same thing EVERY Christmas. “What do you want for Christmas dad?” Every year it was the same. “Peace.” Now I get it. Though we differ in our reasoning, this is one time I actually get my late dad’s desperate plea year after year

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