Pride

Pride Goes Before a Fall

I don’t know about you but pride has taught me some painfully poignant lessons about my attitudes toward God and my self. ********* Knocked Down Lysa TerKeurst knocked me down at the She Speaks conference. OK, it isn’t exactly like it sounds. I’m sure it wasn’t her intention, but that was how I felt when […]

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A Letter to My Younger Self

What do I wish I had known before I did things I said I never would? What do I wish somebody had told me before other people hurt me? What would have been helpful to have learned before life got hard and messy and complicated? Any of these could be an alternate sub-title to the book […]

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10 Ways to Let Go of What is Holding You Back

May I make a confession? I have not been practicing what I’ve been preaching. My fingers type one thing, but contradicting emotions and feelings keep bubbling to the surface and calling me a liar this week. With the writers conference and two publisher appointments looming on the horizon, I have been overly focused what has the potential to […]

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Ball and Chain

Have you ever tried to walk while dragging a ball and chain behind you? Chances are no one reading this has actually experienced the cumbersome weight of 18 pounds of iron on the end of a 35 inch chain attached to your ankle. Only prisoners wear those, right? But if you are anything like me, […]

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Forgive and Forget

Forgive and Forget

I sobbed myself to sleep one night, exhausted mentally, emotionally and physically from an altercation with my youngest son. He was adamant about getting what he wanted, even to the point of dismissing all other alternatives I presented. His iron will would have been worthy of applaud had he not been going head to head […]

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I’m Expecting

A few years ago when we were planning to move from Colorado, my husband did everything required to ensure we would end up in Virginia near my family. He put in his request with the assignments officer for a job for which he was highly qualified. A contact from a previous installation whose civilian position […]

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