Personal Growth

  • 3 “Simpler” Things We Can Stop Doing in 2019

    SO. How are those New Year‘s resolutions coming along?  I took a moment to look at my “resolutions” for 2018…. let‘s just say things didn‘t go exactly as planned. Thankfully, I moved closer to surrendering everything to God.  This year I committed to one resolve: be more present. I am so “busy” that days, special […]

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  • All We Do is Win No Matter What!

    There’s a commercial that comes on quite often and my eyes are glued to the to every.single.time. I see it.  It features people who have just gotten a great deal on walmart.com.  The commercial itself doesn’t last more than 30 seconds but, even in that time, as a consumer, I can sense their overwhelming joy […]

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  • What’s Love Gotta Do With It?

    Recently, I was asked to define love.  My response: “Unconditional.”  Certainly not the most complex or the most profound definition. But nonetheless, it’s what | believe.  I mean, I get it.  Often what we read during Sunday morning worship doesn’t transcend in our Monday – Saturday lives. So then what we discover is that Scripture, […]

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  • Unchangeable God

    Human beings have an innate need for stability.  Everyone needs some sense of permanence in their lives. That‘s why we buy homes, we invest our money, we get married, we order the same drink at Starbucks or meal from Chipotle, and we tend to drive the same route to work everyday; all because we crave […]

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  • 3 Keys to Unlocking the Blessings of God

    Have you ever read Deuteronomy 28? If you haven’t, or can’t remember if you have, here’s a crash course. Chapter 28 is a part of a set of texts that could be considered as Moses’ farewell speech. At this point Moses knows his days in the land of the living are numbered so he takes […]

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  • Amazing Grace

    Time really does fly! It seems like the lenten season just began, and here we are in Holy Week. Holy week officially begins with Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter), and ends with His betrayal, arrest, trial, crucifixion, burial, and victorious resurrection the following Sunday morning!  It is amazing […]

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  • Getting Through Turbulence

    I was on a flight recently to Bridgetown, Barbados. I was counting down the hours until I was on the beach and soaking up the sun. It was a beautiful day. The skies were clear. As I looked out of the window I couldn’t help but admire and relish in the handiwork of God. And […]

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  • Consumed.

    Valentine’s Day. A day saturated with reds and pinks and glitter and sparkle. People go out of their way to buy flowers and all kinds of chocolates. Those who can afford it, splurge on things like diamonds or perfume. Did you know that research shows that people spend over 15 billion dollars on perfume every […]

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    Prevention is Better than Cure

    There’s a well-known adage that says, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” Why is it that as humans we are more likely to wait for something to literally break before we take measures to prevent it? And have you ever noticed that it—whatever “it” is—always chooses to break at the worst possible moment? Which ends […]

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  • Quick, Confident Steps

    When we travelled to Washington, D.C. for a recent GIRLtime retreat,  we had no idea it would be a lesson in courage. Going to the capital itself is exciting because there’s so much to see and so much history to absorb so we planned to take a tour to explore the historical sites. But this […]

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