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For Those Days When You Don’t Feel Like You’re Making A Difference…

When my husband began medical school, I accepted a teaching job in a too-small-classroom with no windows where struggling students were sent to get their last required English credit before graduation.  It wasn’t exactly the teaching position of my dreams. But it was a job. And it would pay the bills as my husband paid […]

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Big Dreams and Small Streams and Wisdom from a Waterfall

I have a confession to make: I’ve always wanted to do something REALLY BIG for God. I know, I know, that sounds rather vain. But there’s something in me that has always dreamed of changing the world for the sake of my Savior. I remember camping out beneath the velvety stars at church camp as […]

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Why I Don’t Want to Get Rid of That Trap Set that Once Gave Me a Headache!

We have a flashy trap set in our basement. We bought it a few years ago when our firstborn convinced us that it was time to trade his trumpet for drum sticks and rock-star dreams. When we first got those drums, Luke would go down into the basement and just pound away. Our whole house […]

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What Happens When You Offer To Carry A Stranger’s Luggage (And a give-away to INSPIRE you!)

I met Rachel in a parking lot in the first hour of the first day of my first serious writer’s conference. I’d gone to Wheaton, IL, looking for a book deal; but God gave me something better.  He gave me a friend. We look back on that parking lot moment now and agree that it was a divine appointment. […]

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A Bumper Crop of Bras and Friends who Inspire!

  On my fortieth birthday, I woke to a bumper crop of bras. I had no idea that the tree in my front yard could bear such fruit. Or that my friends and family would support me so boldly as I leapt into the land of the middle-aged.  My teenage son was horrified. Mom, you are going to […]

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