Category: hope

Beauty in Brokenness

I used to buy old broken-down furniture to refurbish and sell. I even owned a booth in an antique mall for a while. It was fun finding a piece with good bones that I could scrub, sand, stain, and wax so it looked exactly like it was. Once in awhile, I’d come across furniture that…

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Words Are Life

No doubt, words are important to me – I’m a writer. Looking back, I’ve always been a “word” person. I love the way words can convey thoughts and feelings, and I am captivated by the power of spoken and written language. Think about it. Words have the power to inspire hope, courage, discipline, rage, kindness,…

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She’s Gone

She’s gone. Nothing prepares you for those words. It doesn’t matter how they are said, or who says them. Once delivered, they change life forever. There is nothing more painful or devastating than losing someone you love. Nothing could have prepared me for the loss of my beloved sister, Donna. She is gone, and now…

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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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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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