3 Feb 2008

The DNA of YOUR Family

This week I had the privilege of attending the Global Pastors’ Wives Conference at Northland Church. I was encouraged to think deeply about my life through the messages of Kay Arthur, Devi Titus, and Carol Kent. Devi spoke about the Home. I was reminded once again that the home is the basis of human society....
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27 Jan 2008

Truths from a Tri-athlete

As I write that title I giggle. Last week’s devotion was NOT written by me, but CCS graduate and assistant girls’ varsity basketball coach, Lauren Albig. All week I have had people congratulating me on my amazing endeavor. They couldn’t believe that I was able to run a marathon. I was inspired by Lauren’s run....
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20 Jan 2008

The Finish Line

Last Sunday, I ran 26.2 miles at the Walt Disney World Marathon. My journey started with the decision to become a marathoner. When I signed up for the race last year I set a goal. My goal was to cross the finish line. I needed to be in the best shape of my life on...
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13 Jan 2008

What Drives YOU?

What drives you? What would your family or friends say is the driving force of your life? What do you want it to be? Everyone is driven by something. The dictionary defines drive as “to guide, to control, or to direct.” Whether you are driving a car or a golf ball you are guiding, controlling,...
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6 Jan 2008

Imposters of Desire

During the holiday break I began reading a book that is seeping into the depths of my soul. John Eldredge’s book The Journey of Desire has challenged my thinking in a number of ways. I am enjoying the discomfort that it has created in my heart. One of the premises that Eldredge raises in the...
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30 Dec 2007

Another Chapter Nearly Over

Each of our lives is a story: a story of relationships, choices, decisions, challenges, pain, and celebration. Our story contains many chapters as well as unique and specifically designed themes. The year 2007 is nearly over and this is the time that I spend in deep reflection as well as dreaming for the New Year....
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23 Dec 2007

So BLESSED!

This has been another incredible week for me. On Tuesday Jon and Christina arrived from California. They will leave to go home early Christmas morning. On Friday, Sarah and Brian learned that their precious daughter Kate, will soon be in their home. Her expected arrival here is January 15. As her grandmother, my heart is...
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16 Dec 2007

Friendship

This has been an incredible week for me. On Thursday a friend and I flew to Tennessee to be with our dear friend Kay Dokkestul. Kay’s family and ours have been friends for eighteen years. Our friendship has been rich. Our kids have grown up together through homeschooling and have established lifelong relationships. Kay was...
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9 Dec 2007

My Role in Honoring America’s Veteran

I once knew this very special man who, in his prime, was a college graduate, a football star, a teacher, a historian, a husband, father, and a decorated veteran of World War II. We met when he was older and I was younger. I listened to many of his stories and corny jokes during the...
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2 Dec 2007

A Victory for God

Advent is the season we prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus’ birth. What a victory we celebrate! Mary and Joseph endured many hardships in their journey to Bethlehem. We are also told of the three wise men who endured hardship in their journey with the hope of honoring baby Jesus with gifts of...
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