Encourage

I like to give people a word of comfort and counsel. Exodus 19:5 says that we are God’s peculiar treasures. That means that He never wastes pain. Never. He calls forward the treasure in us, and that means that sometimes He uses something painful that has happened in our past, so we can turn around […]

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A few Christmas lights, a cup of cocoa, and a grinning community choir. Dozens of moms and dads wearing knit hats and gloves, tucked beneath rainbow-splashed umbrellas in driving rain, were ready for the tree-lighting ceremony. Saturday evening, my four-year-old grandson, Logan, clip-clopped along in his rain boots. He scrambled onto a concrete wall that […]

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What did Jesus mean when He said, “I am the light of the world?” What’s the importance of when He spoke those words? Meet Spirit-filled Jakob Voorhies, a good friend from Bethesda Church. Sunday we had a really cool talk about God’s timing! Check it out! (1-minute video) Lynn: Jakob, how do you best sense God? Like, do you […]

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When you and I struggle with self-forgiveness, we’ve usually got deep, painful wounds put there by the enemy in the past. Do you want to know how to exact sweet revenge? Tell your story!  At the Oregon Christian Writers Conference in Portland last week, I met the amazing Marlys Johnson, a cancer widow who joyfully writes and […]

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I’m super-excited to present the second place entry of the 2016  45th Parallel Contest. Here’s the incredible story of baby Emalee Echols. Her mom, winner Joanna Echols, is senior associate editor of Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine. Does Emmy’s warm-hearted smile lift your spirits? It sure warms my heart and soul! Congratulations, Joanna and Emmy! […]

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After I emailed Bob Goff (Here’s the blog post), he replied: Ha! Hi Lynn! Sorry to miss you but so glad you loved on that woman. Good for you! Keep loving people the way Jesus did! I’m proud of you! — Bob Goff Chief Balloon Inflator Love Does + Restore International

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Dear Bob Goff, I wrote this after lunch today while attending the Mission Connexion conference in Portland. I am so not coming to hear you speak at the conference tonight. I’m a self-confessed conference junkie. Thrilled that you were coming to Portland, I marked my calendar, counting down the days. But I’m so not coming […]

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Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name.                                         (Psalm 29:2, NIV) What makes Jesus applaud? Wednesday, August 12, at the Oregon Christian Writers  Cascade Writing Awards Ceremony in Portland, I had the privilege of winning three […]

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These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up . . . Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on […]

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May 28-30, 2015, I was exhilarated to attend a  Graham Cooke conference, Making a Prophetic Impact.  It was the best ever!  Graham, my favorite author and speaker,  explored how prophecy edifies, exhorts, and comforts others as they’re recalibrated in the true nature of God. Here are a few choice sound bytes from Graham’s messages: In prophecy, […]

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