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The theme for the Oregon Christian Writers Spring Conference in Eugene this year: “Unwrapping Your Bigger Story!”– How do we frame unfulfilled prophecy in terms of stewarding what God calls “imminent” when it seems like we’re going into overtime? I had unmet financial goals, and wondered when God was going to come through for my […]

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Nikes primed on my feet, knee bent to the ground, the sole of my foot pressed against the starting block, I spread my fingers onto the coarse track. The starting pistol punctures the morning air with an explosive boom! In the race of life, I wish I could say that I’m so amazing, running with Jesus, […]

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Here’s a bit of fun with Co-Co, my nickname for the Holy Spirit, our Comforter and Counselor, who warms you up like a cup of cocoa.   Today the Holy Spirit is highlighting the verse, “He who began a good work in you will complete it” (Phi. 1:6). Today, I’m feeling anything but complete!  I’m meeting […]

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Does the timeline of your life rolls up its sleeves and jeer, “You are sooo behind!”? Maybe it announces, “You should have made a name for yourself by now!”  Does the chiming curmudgeon clock in your heart wag a shaming finger at you, asking where you’ve been? I turned 59 last month and tried to […]

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Looking for 8  tips on self-talk to propel you through winter stress? Ready to rid yourself of 3 old, self-destructive habits that make the holidays feel more like hollerdays? Excited to get 5 parenting tips to make this Christmas warmer & more memorable for your children? Find them all here. I’m pleased to extend a […]

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Busy in my literary garage with a Black and Decker table saw on the workbench, buzzing and retrofitting planks for my writing platform, I blew out a frustrated breath. I’d received an email that day about a difficult person, and I wasn’t prepared to deal with the tense situation. That night as I lay in […]

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Last week, I saw Wonder Woman with my best friend. The action-packed movie was filled with adventures of Wonder Woman, Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. She leaves her home for the first time and fights in a war to end all wars, along the way discovering her full powers […]

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When it comes to your thought life, how can you make the shift from mega-stress to peace? I spend several hours each Wednesday afternoon alone with Christ on what I call “Wordless Wednesdays.” Here deep cries to deep in the roar of the sweep of God’s waterfalls. His waves and His breakers sweep over me […]

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When is the last time you crowd surfed? You know, leapt into a mosh pit of concert fans and were swept across waves of undulating hands? My daughter Emily has been to twenty concerts and loves to crowd surf. Emily says: “I went to an August Burns Red concert. I was standing near the front […]

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In Part 1, Jesus and I spent the holidays hospitalized with blood clots in my lungs and legs. This week, I take a pass at last week’s questions. Q. I regretted not following a friend’s advice to get in to see a doctor earlier. How do I serve an eviction notice to the coulda shoulda […]

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