Encouragement

Just Chill

“The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there,” said the late Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Vince Lombardi. That’s you, my friend. You’re on top of the mountain now, and you know you didn’t just happen to land there. Now the view from where you stand is priceless. But something is strangely unsettled within you. And I must ask, “Do you get stressed out when life is good?” Do you have this “When will the…

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Encouragement Mentoring

Hearing God’s Voice

When people ask me how I hear God’s voice most powerfully, I tell them through the Bible. For me, it’s not a powerful speaker or song, but God’s Word. More often than not, I get a heavy sigh, an occasional eye roll, and a sense of defeat from those who ask. I hear pained responses such as, “It’s too hard to understand,” or, “I just don’t see how everything applies to my life.” Trust me…

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Encouragement

Let’s Depopulate Hell

Why do I do what I do? Why do I say what I say? Why do I believe what I believe? I’ve been pondering that for some time now. Some might say that I’m trying to figure out what my life’s purpose is, what I’m meant to do on this earth. Aside from the obvious…being a wife, mom, friend, sister, daughter…there are things that I love to do. That I’m called to do. I’m called…

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Encouragement Marriage Mentoring

Screaming Toddlers Are Not Sexy

She was mesmerized by him. Just the mere thought of him as she went about her daily routine made her stomach do somersaults.  She could hardly wait until the end of the day so that she could gaze into his dreamy, green eyes. He couldn’t believe that God created such a gorgeous creature for him to love.  She was more that he’d ever dreamed about and quite frankly, he found himself wondering if he was,…

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Encouragement Mentoring

There’ll Be More Tomorrow

I’d like to share a small section of Wayne Cordeiro’s book Leading on Empty with you.  It impacted me.  It’s lengthy, but worth it.  Here’s what he writes: Nearing the time of a possible second burnout, I had a poignant dream of a man and his family who ran a small farm.  In this dream, people were buying various products:  one bought a gallon of milk, another ripe tomatoes, another cheese, others eggs or corn. A lady…

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