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The Upside-Down Kingdom

Many years ago, I attended a large women’s conference in Southern California. When invited, I was given the impression that I would be called upon to say a few words. I didn’t plan an elaborate presentation, but simply prepared a short talk should the opportunity present itself. As you can imagine, I dressed appropriately for the occasion, with a little …

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Why Risk Being Authentic?

I appreciate authenticity. People who aren’t afraid to be “seen.” Those who laugh until they cry, hug until the recipient has to gasp for breath, cry with or without others around, and dance when they feel the slightest inclination. This, to me, is beautiful. One of my neighbors exhibits many authentic qualities. She loves it when people stop by uninvited, …

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Are We Satisfied With Less?

There is something stirring about watching geese fly in perfect V-formation across the sky. Their flying south for the winter is poetry in motion. It is who God created them to be. It looks effortless, but for them it is a lot of work. I am not sure if this is a phenomenon just in the southeastern United States or …

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The Gift Of Patience

Imagine receiving the gift of patience. Sounds boring, doesn’t it? It is like one of those really amazing things that mature people do … they have patience. But what if you set your eyes on what you want, and it is within your grasp? Perhaps you meet a new love interest, are on the verge of applying for a new …

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Why You Should Find A Mentor

“If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying” is something someone told me shortly after I joined the military. They weren’t saying that I should actually cheat. They saw me spinning my wheels with little to show for it and tried to teach me a lesson in productivity. They were saying, if you’re not talking to people who have successfully done …

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The Control Freak

You love them but cannot handle them. Over-the-top, having to control everything … a little of a control freak goes a very long way. Do you have friends or family who fit this description? Do you fit this description? Okay, admit it: We all secretly want to be in the driver’s seat of life. We can disguise the longing, masquerade …

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Love Is Right Where You Are

There are all sorts of friends. There are work friends that you don’t interact with much outside the office, church friends, college friends and long-term friends. Then there are smaller subcategories of friends … the “help-you-move” friends and “take-you-to-the-airport” friends are a rare breed. Everyone needs at least one 3:00am friend to call when you are struggling in the middle …

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5 Reasons To Live Abroad

It’s been 6 months since I landed back on American soil. A lot has happened in those 6 months. My taste buds have been reunited with American cuisine. I’ve been able to use a grown-up sized towel instead of one most of us are used to using in the kitchen, and I’ve been able to communicate. I’ve gotten an array …

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Why Do You Believe What You Believe?

Information has never been more readily available. Everything you could ever dream of knowing about someone, someplace or somewhere is right at your fingertips instantaneously. As great as this may seem on the outside, it makes me wonder how or what affects people on the inside. Is it causing us to become solely focused on the behavior of others? Have …

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Hope For The New Year

Anything can happen today. As I think about the New Year ahead, I am overwhelmed with the possibilities. The anticipation of the good to come sets my soul soaring. Everything is possible. Life is a recurring cycle of waiting … then, suddenly. We hope for a change … salvation for a family member, financial provision, a relationship to be restored …

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