The Secret Sauce May 18, 2017

My parents were married for more than 50 years when Mom went to heaven. That’s an admirable record, but made much more remarkable by the fact that they didn’t just “stick it out” and ride on their commitment and covenant they had made. They actually loved each other and were deeply devoted to one another. They had fun, enjoyed each other, and never for a moment considered life apart. They shared repeatedly the “secret sauce” for their relationship...

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24/7 Mercy May 16, 2017

We all need mercy. We all blow it. We all desperately need help getting back on track. The only hope for life is to give and receive help getting it back together. A family or friendship requires fellowship. That sounds like a churchy word because that is where it is usually heard. But fellowship actually means a relationship of community, sharing, and mutual care. All successful relationships require it.

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Build yourself a great story May 11, 2017

All of us have heard a graduation speech or two, at our own commencement ceremony or someone else’s. I have been there many times, for myself, children, close friends, and have even spoken at a few. The thing is, most of the time, the graduates and their guests are focused on anything but the speaker

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time of celebration May 9, 2017

Mother’s Day is a tender time for me. My heart always goes out to the women who have wanted to be mothers and are not, the single moms doing it in a way they never wished, the mothers who have suffered inexpressible disappointment and loss. My heart hurts for their hurts.

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and will still be true tomorrow. May 4, 2017

Matthew 6:33 is my favorite Scripture because it helps me not to worry about things, circumstances, or envy others. It allows me to go after everything God has for me, knowing that in His time He will give me ultimately what I need.

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