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Want to win a transformative book about how to become the impassioned leader Christ created you to be? A brilliant book like that comes along about once every lifetime. The 7 primary spheres, or Mountains of influence in our culture have been cultivated and prayed for and enriched: Faith, Business, Government, Education, Media, Arts & […]

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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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Like me, do you play and replay scenes of past events in your mind and wish you could move forward without condemnation? Last week I had an awesome chat with Maxine Marsolini on her program The River Blog Talk Radio. We unearthed the secret of guilt-free living and how guilt, shame and regret have thrust all of […]

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Do you have unfulfilled prophecies just waiting to pop? Maybe—just maybe—you have an elephant in the womb. I’ve been hard at work on a book about self-forgiveness. The path of writing a book is a peculiarly circuitous affair. It’s one wild switchback after another producing a dizzying spin of the compass needle. When it seems […]

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“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind” (Luke 10:27). Do you sometimes spend extended time with Jesus, but there are no goose bumps? That’s what happened with me a couple of weeks ago in Sisters, Oregon at Long […]

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Today’s post is by Bethany Hayes, second-place winner of the 45th  Parallel Contest 2015. Meet a heart-warming little friend she met on a beach in Florida. <><><><><><><><><> Lessons From a One-Legged Sandpiper Recently, while sitting by the gulf in Northwest Florida, I watched as three sandpipers scurried by. There was something special about one of them. He […]

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Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs (Psalm 100:1,2). Ever have an Alexander-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day and wonder how to “flip” your day or week mid-chaos? Last week I did. Here’s how I refused the enemy’s stomp-around. I was weak with an infection for two weeks. I set up a […]

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Today’s guest blogger is by good friend Paul Sohn, who writes an award-winning leadership blog, Salt and Light.  At Sunday’s Super Bowl, the Seahawks coach, Pete Carroll, made a bad call that cost the team the title. What happens when good leaders make bad judgment calls? <><><><><><><><><><> For the Hawks fans, it was a hard pill to swallow. With […]

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Graham Cooke, international author and speaker, encourages us to take a step back and inventory this year’s growth: “It’s a good thing, I think, between Christmas and New Year just to take stock of this year, “What did I learn? What did I face? Who did I become? Who is new in my life that I […]

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The Mended Heart: God’s Healing for Your Broken Places by Suzanne Eller is a new release that provides an honest look at the process of learning to trust God and others when you’ve been hurt. Suzie is one of my top-five favorite authors. She writes with a fresh voice and is not afraid to explore […]

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