For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (NKJV)

The Astonishing Human Capacity to Be Sorry

The Astonishing Human Capacity to Be Sorry

Photo Credits Steinar Engeland I work in a busy office as a receptionist - as Gatekeeper, I greet clients, answer phones, field questions, confirm meetings and deliver documents. All this is secondary, I feel, to my higher calling of whispering prayers, calming...

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Success in 2020! A Check List

Success in 2020! A Check List

As I gaze at the cascading fields of golden corn stubble on this quiet, misty farm morning, I think about how life is fluid.  You can remain in a space for a time...but you can’t grip the things you love and hold on to them forever.  They move. We move. Life changes...

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Sleeping with Bread

Sleeping with Bread

I like the hush and quiet of winter, but I’m not fond of the early descent of darkness. I struggle with depression. There. I said it. Depression is real. There’s no shame in having this diagnosis. Winter just happens to pack a little less light. Winter is my...

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When the Kids Don’t Come Home for Christmas

When the Kids Don’t Come Home for Christmas

This message is bathed in hope for the parent who has not heard from her kids, who might not see them at Christmas. I want you to know it won’t always be this way. 1 Peter 5:10 My late husband, Roger, was fond of saying, “Let’s make the kind of memories that keep the...

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Seeds of Wonder

Seeds of Wonder

Pomegranates are a beautiful fruit, with shiny red "jewels" called arils inside, containing sweet, juicy nectar that surrounds a white seed in the middle.  Opening a pomegranate and freeing the jewels from the fruit is hard work, but totally worth the effort. Why...

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A Christmas Kaleidoscope

A Christmas Kaleidoscope

"A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn." Do you remember the wonder of a kaleidoscope? As a child I remember peering into a tube with mirrors and pieces of colorful glass. The reflections made amazing patterns that...

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Are You My Mother?

Are You My Mother?

I love Africa. The landscape, people, and, of course, the wildlife are all amazing. Chris, my husband, places himself in the category of wildlife, so how can I not be amazed by the creatures who reside here. Take zebras for instance. When a baby is born the mother...

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Big Purse or Little Purse

Big Purse or Little Purse

I like big purses. I always have. I somehow feel a need to carry diverse articles with me: random receipts, a collection of pens and mechanical pencils, a notebook, nail clippers, lipsticks, business cards, a small mirror, and dental floss.  I recently attended a...

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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Strong Cross Ministries recently hosted five ladies from a local church in Strasburg, Colorado. In preparation for their trip to South Africa, they designed a children’s program centered around the importance of telling the truth. I thought it would be fun to call...

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God in the business of suddenly(s)

God in the business of suddenly(s)

 "God's in the business of suddenly(s)" The quote above was told to me about 12 years ago before I quit my job and started my own business. I was telling a friend how there is no way I could get a business up and running in a matter of 6 weeks. I had to get everything...

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