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crosses

  The angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” Luke 1:28 The angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” —Luke 1:28   It must have been such a startling moment for Mary when […]

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Three simple words contain the fullness of the Christmas story:   God with us.   Yet who would be so brazen as to claim he or she comprehends the meaning of those words? Who can explain this miracle that transcends all other miracles? How does the infinite omnipotent, self-existent One, co-equal with God the Father […]

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Two sisters in love with—and married to—the same man. A woman who’s heart’s desire is to hold a child of her own. A wife who grieves that her husband’s heart belongs to another. A forbidden romance. A violent act of revenge. A family torn apart.   It sounds like a reality TV show, but this […]

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In 1995, I was invited to speak at several conferences the following year. The conference organization (which has become Women of Faith) was founded by author and entrepreneur Stephen Arterburn as a source of encouragement to women across America. Steve wanted women to have fun, get away from their routines for a weekend, and sing […]

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LetGo-feature

I want so desperately to freeze this moment. To drink in every sound, every sight, every delightful evidence of life. So many things to be thankful for.   I’ve had thousands of these everyday life minutes, but tonight is different. I remembered to pause. To acknowledge what I’ve been blessed with. . . . I sat and soaked […]

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Women of Faith –  Happy Thanksgiving

One snowy night many years ago, we hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for our housechurch, even though the holiday had passed. I set the table with silver chargers and balloon wine glasses and silver candlesticks with long red tapers.When the turkey finally decided to be done, we sat in the twinkly, candlelit dining room and ate […]

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