Looking For True Love

Love … it certainly is easy to find this time of year. Cleverly tucked within greeting cards. Showcased in romantic movies on the Hallmark Channel. And nestled within tiny velvet jewelry boxes. I admit that kind of love is fun, exciting and makes me want to hug the person closest to me. But let’s be honest … that kind of love is also temporary. The greeting card eventually gets thrown away. The romantic movie comes to an end. The pretty jewelry tucked inside the velvet box … well, some of Continue reading

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When Life Doesn’t Have A Solution To Your Problem

When Life Doesn’t Have A Solution To Your Problem

She heard His voice but couldn’t see Him clearly. The surrounding crowds had blocked her view. Bent over at the waist and unable to stand up straight, she strained to get a good glimpse of Him. Then, unexpectedly, He’d called her forward. I imagine her heart was racing as she slowly shuffled her way to the front of the synagogue. Why would Jesus single her out of the crowd? Was He going to make a spectacle of her brokenness? Or expose her deepest pain and darkest secrets? As the Continue reading

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When Rejection Deeply Hurts You

When Rejection Deeply Hurts You

Hi Friend, Have you ever been rejected, uninvited or felt unwanted by someone you love? I have and gosh, rejection it hurts. Deeply. Just recently Lysa TerKeurst released her latest book, Uninvited and based on the response a lot of other people are feeling deeply hurt too. Lysa's book came at just the right time as I was trying to process the pain of rejection (from a close friend) in my own life. Lysa helped me see rejection from a totally different perspective. Honestly, I had to Continue reading

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The Promise of Something Amazing

The Promise of Something Amazing

**This week's prize winner is Linda Hughes. Thanks to everyone for submitting such great comments!** *********************** It was totally out of the ordinary and I loved every minute. Heading up to the mountains with enough snacks to feed a small army, I was determined to make the next two days intentional and wonderful. After a 2 hour drive of winding up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway, I was excited to finally be reunited with friends. We visited for a while then decided it was time Continue reading

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Our Relationship Has Changed

Our Relationship Has Changed

**This week's prize winner is Cheryl Downing. Thanks to everyone for submitting such great comments!** *********************** To say that my relationship with God has changed a little over the years would be a gross understatement. God has walked with me through a lot of hard stuff and carried me when I wanted to quit my calling. We've faced ... Ups and downs. Victories and challenges. Unexpected surprises and squashed dreams. And every time I've felt beaten down and frustrated Continue reading

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5 Benefits of Living Water

5 Benefits of Living Water

I don’t know what the temperature is in your neck of the woods, but here in North Carolina the sun is shining and the heat is on. My outdoor plants are constantly begging for water to keep their flowers blooming and it seems that no matter how much water I give them it’s not enough. I love being outside, but when the summer months roll around you’re less likely to find me taking a jog in the middle of the day when the heat is most intense. I'm always outside early in the morning or late Continue reading

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