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    Three Books for My Spring Reading List (Part Three)

    Earlier this week I shared about two books that are on my Spring Reading List. You can read about them here: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt and More Than Enchanting by Jo Saxton. The third book is by my friend Noel Yeatts. Noel inspires me every single time I’m around her. Awake: Doing a [...]

    Three Books for My Spring Reading List (Part 2)

    Yesterday I shared the first of three books that are on my Spring Reading List. (Read my post about Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt.) More Than Enchanting is the second book on my list, from Jo Saxton of 3DM. Jo is a phenomenal speaker with a heart for helping others learn what it [...]

    So Excited about this App to Practice Gratitude

    Love, love, love this new app from Ann Voskamp. I love that I can record my gifts using my phone, in a way that makes sense. And that I can take pictures of the gifts and share them with others on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. (Note: due to privacy concerns, I disabled the location settings [...]

    Captcha Gratitude

    Late last week I spent a couple of days with women (and a few men) at Eagle Eyrie discussing discipleship, huddle, oikos and missional communities. It was truly incredible! I heard about Ordinary Women/Extraordinary God from Jo Saxton and Sally Breen of 3DM. I enjoyed spending time with the women of Rivermont Avenue Baptist Church. [...]

    Feeling Overwhelmed?

    For days when you’re feeling overwhelmed… Remember the way to Overcome the enemy Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the [...]

    Water Wings

    When I’m drowning, and I’ve forgotten how to swim, friends and a husband worth their weight in gold help me find my water wings. Sometimes, without even realizing it. Linking up with Ann today. 506. Teenage duck-duck-goose, a pile of shoes in the foyer and a family room full of Young Lifers. 507. Missing homework, [...]

    I’ll Show You Mine

    I’ll show you my refrigerator if you show me yours. Tonight as I was cleaning up after dinner, I had this sudden urge to take pictures of my refrigerator. Weird, I know. Except a few years ago I saw these cool photos of people’s refrigerators. Then when I was at Laity Lodge, there was a [...]

    Beauty in Death

    Peter and I were driving home from church Sunday morning, admiring the gold, scarlet and pumpkin hues of autumn set against a cloudless blue sky. His comment struck me then and remains with me still, days later. “It’s hard to believe there’s so much beauty in death.” There’s been a lot of death lately. The [...]

    Managing Pre-Surgery (or Life) Stress

    I think I’m experiencing a little pre-surgery stress. Know how I know? I’m getting a fever blister. I just felt the stinkin’ thing under the surface, on the lower left side of my bottom lip. Just. Like, a minute ago it wasn’t there, and then, boom. Fever blister simmering. Despite the fact that I’ve applied [...]

    Saying Yes to God (and would you pray?)

    I said yes to God a few years ago when “out of the blue,” my mailman showed up on my front porch and asked me to help with a jail ministry. (You can read the mailman story here.) Tonight I’m headed back to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail to meet with a small group of [...]

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