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I bounced up to the podium in the conference room at last week’s Toastmasters meeting. “Get lost!” I announced. “I hope you get lost.” I launched into a story about getting lost in a corn maze at a pumpkin patch in October. I delivered the speech, leaning into lyric poetry, sure I was on a roll. “The […]

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“The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.”  (Psalm 16:6) In part 1, I  realized I needed to forgive a teacher in my neighborhood. God spoke to my heart. He showed me how my heart might be healed. Here are 3 steps He showed me to forgiveness: […]

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Today I am pleased to introduce as guest blogger my good friend Lisa Jennings, fellow member of Radiant Church in Gresham, Oregon. Lisa, gifted intercessor and writer, has a passion for releasing Holy Spirit grace, mercy, and unconditional love to those she reaches with her gentle spirit and words. *       *   […]

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“We must be careful that when tension occurs it does not become a friction. We take the issues that may potentially divide us and put them on one side. This is a time to renew our friendships, allowing the Holy Spirit to ease the friction. Yet we must remember that we cannot hold onto something […]

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I hope you’re experiencing tension in your key relationships today. “When direction . . . comes, it drops into the tension between the present and the future . . . this tension doesn’t necessarily mean something is wrong. It means that something is happening! It is impossible to move without tension. No one can grip […]

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Are you looking for a resource that provides practical tools for restoring your health? Here’s my favorite: The Pearl Box by Sylvia Rogers. Sylvia has a B.S. in Nursing and a certificate in Nutrition. She’s worked as a Natural Health Practitioner and Herb Specialist for over 30 years and is a popular author and international speaker. […]

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Upcoming Events I invite you to hear me speak: Date: Sunday January 20, 2013, 10 a.m. church service Location: Abiding Place Christian Fellowship 4536 NE 116th Ave., Portland, OR, 97220 Come get validated, uplifted, and refreshed by the Holy Spirit in this message about self-acceptance and self-forgiveness.  Afterwards, I’ll be collecting  stories of how you […]

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Upcoming Events I invite you to hear me speak: Date: Sunday January 20, 2013, 10 a.m. church service Location: Abiding Place Christian Fellowship 4536 NE 116th Ave., Portland, OR, 97220 Come get validated, uplifted, and refreshed by the Holy Spirit in this message about self-acceptance and self-forgiveness.  Afterwards, I’ll be collecting  stories of how you […]

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Let’s get wrapped up in the twinkletivity and sparklehood of Jesus’ birthday! (Betcha never knew there were words like twinkletivity and sparklehood, eh?) Let’s be filled with the joy of His child-like spirit. Let’s practice the presence of God, especially in moments that surprise – or disappoint – us.  Feel the warmth of our Heavenly […]

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                Tuesday of last week, I tutored a student just after a gunman shot and killed three people at a mall a few blocks away down the street. Friday I  learned a man in Connecticut shot and killed twenty-seven – most young children.  With tears streaming down my […]

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