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It’s a good thing grace is at the core of this thing we call faith, I thought to myself. I struggled to worship, even to pray, as I mentally reviewed a list of offenses. An elderly neighbor roared at small children for squealing on their bikes as they rode past his home. A pal didn’t respond […]

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I’m very excited to share with you a collection of prayers I’ve compiled. They’re busting with excitement, expectancy, Scriptures, and one invitation after another to enter into the presence, strength, and power of the Holy Spirit. If you get my blog, click here and request the 30  prayers. You’ll receive them in a single document. Don’t yet […]

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In a recent standoff with a friend, things got real chill. Not “chill” as in “kicking back” (although something inside me did want to kick him back). Think popsicle in the paw of a polar bear. I imagine I’m auditioning for Elsa in Frozen. Let the storm rage on. I clutch ruthless, resentful emotions to […]

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Today’s guest blogger is friend Jeremie Heston, of my home church, Radiant Church. Today, Jeremie explores, “What makes a heart believe?”   <><><><><><><><><><>                   Some say seeing is believing. Yes, eyes see and the ears hear, but true, deep inner belief is not determined simply by the five senses. Ultimately, […]

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“The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.” (Psalm 97:5, NIV) A fire blazed in our fireplace as Tim and I dreamed and prayed with new friends. A couple of candlesticks burned before the fire. At the end of the evening, this was the result. The fire melted the candle, […]

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I got a Facebook message from Jesus yesterday. “Happy New Year! Way to go, peacemaker. You’re an amazing child of God.” My eyebrows shot up. “Are you talking to me?  Peacemaker?” “Yep.” I chuckled. My name’s more accurately spelled “p-i-e-c-e  m-a-k-e-r,” because when I cut loose with selfishness and anger, I leave a trail of […]

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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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Hello friends, It was a fun and exciting year. I ‘m eager to share with you my four most popular blog posts in 2014. Want the insider’s track on how to win a cash prize in the 45th Parallel contest, come March 2015?  Pick up a tip or two from the 2014 winners here: Announcing The […]

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Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died – more than that, who was raised to life – is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.  (Romans 8: 33, 34, NIV) […]

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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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