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Author, speaker, and mentor using life experiences to help women identify and pursue their God-given purpose and identity.

Accused or Accuser?

Old or young. Man or woman. Saved or unsaved. We all make mistakes, We all sin. We all do dumb things, we all have things in our life that don’t work. We’re broken to one degree or another. I know sometimes it might not seem like it. We all know people who seem to have…

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Rock and a Hard Place

Ever felt like you were between a rock and a hard place? It usually happens when we’re caught between two choices – neither of which a good one. When it seems like every option available is a bad, you may be tempted to feel defeated or overwhelmed. I get it. But, sometimes those situations are…

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When Dead Rise

When storms come, dead things tend to float to the surface. Sometimes it’s true in life, and it’s certainly true in our spiritual walk. Let me explain. Recently the hubster and I traveled to New Orleans. It’s an interesting place full of culture, art, history, jazz music, and some of the best cuisine you’ve ever…

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Time to Heal

Surgery is painful. Maybe you’ve gone under the knife, so you’re aware. But I’m saying this because I want you to be prepared if you don’t already know. I want you to know it’s going to hurt. Here’s why I say this – just about a year ago I had my own experience – I…

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Go Ahead, Fail

“It’s okay to fail.” We like to say that where I work. I’ve also seen that said here and there on social media. To say it’s okay to make mistakes seems to make sense. But I have to confess, I’m not sure I find it acceptable to bomb. To be honest, I don’t know that…

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A Higher Perspective

One thing I’ve always loved about flying is the view from thirty thousand feet up. From that vantage one can gain clarity; what you lose in detail, you gain in perspective. Dirty streets, shabby houses, brown and dying lawns all turn into a beautiful tapestry, unrelated to the reality the world below. When I think…

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