For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11

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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Change is Necessary

Change is Necessary

  Change is Necessary. What would happen if we didn't desire change? Would stay in school forever or would we graduate into something new? So many times, we get stuck in our comfort zone, afraid to change. Too scared to explore other possibilities. And some...

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Who Are Your Friends?

Who Are Your Friends?

Be not deceived: Evil companionships corrupt good morals. 1 Corinthians 15:33 Every successful person has a good, strong support system standing beside them. Have you ever had friends who you thought were your friends abandon you when you needed them the most?...

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God Uses All Things for Good

God Uses All Things for Good

  Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Philippians 4:6 NLT   My favorite verse changed my mindset about my life. It says "thank Him for all He has done." I believe that...

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Freedom

Freedom

“Come to me, all ye that labor and are heavily laden, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28 (KJV) Freedom Lately, I have found myself in the valley for longer than I would care to be here. I don’t like to write when I’m in the valley because I’m not sure the...

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Lesson from a Baby Skunk

Lesson from a Baby Skunk

  Lesson from a Baby Skunk A few weeks ago I was up in the Pinetop-Lakeside area in Arizona for vacation for a few days. We were staying on a property that has several cabins and a small lake filled with trout, yellow catfish, and a whole bunch of other things....

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Unconditionally Loved

Unconditionally Loved

Unconditionally Loved In Matthew 15 we find the story of a Canaanite woman who came to Jesus because she wanted Him to heal her daughter. Jesus tells her he was sent to the Jews and it wouldn’t be right to take the “children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” (vs. 26)...

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