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Unless a seed falls to the ground and dies…

Unless a seed falls to the ground and dies...

John 12:24: “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” This is our friend Rebecca who died in late 2008 from Malaria. Below is a report about her funeral and the result of it from […]

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My big, fat fear: Fame Messing with my Heart

Regarding fears in the publishing journey: My big, fat fear came when the Lord showed me many of the trials I’d faced right before my first major writing conference. They were personal trials full of pain and ick. At the end of that sad display (although I’m thrilled the Lord brought me through every single […]

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Why I Love Jesus 50 Reasons (and counting)

Let me count the ways: He showed me how to live. (And oh, how I wish I could walk in His sandals better.) He loved the unlovely–including me. He personified tenderness and strength. He saw fit to rescue me from despair. He cherished children. He risked. He obeyed. He walked dusty streets, experienced hunger, and […]

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Prayer for the day

Dear Jesus, I need You today. I need Your voice, Your touch, Your direction, Your inspiration. I lift up my writing life to You, letting You hold my words in the palm of Your hand. There are days when I feel small and incapable, when the worries stiffen my neck. Today is one of those […]

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Untying

Untying

My heart’s been atangle bound by chords of language these past two years Even today telephone to ear mouth to receiver I stuttered speech unintelligible Two years old I am A toddler’s bumbling of language on my tongue A tear slipped out as I said au revoir words of yearning and goodbye O to be […]

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Dianne’s Words

Dianne's Words

I met Dianne over two years ago. She lived three doors down from me. One day she brought me a flat of flowers–a gift from Jesus on a difficult day in France. She moved away over a year ago to another part of France, so I hadn’t heard from her in a long time. A […]

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Thank You

I want to thank Jesus today for: An email that reminded me that God saw us and He sees us. Trees turning golden under a blue, blue sky. My daughter Julia’s highwater jeans that proves she’s growing tall and beautiful. The talk I had with Sophie, ending in embrace. Patrick’s constant, devoted love. Aidan’s sweet […]

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Encouragement from Friends

I’ve been so blessed by friends. So, so blessed. Over the past few weeks, I’ve received some amazing encouragement. Here is just a wee sampling, in hopes that what they sent would bless you too: From D’Ann: Ps. 66:10-12 For you have tried us, O God; You have refined us as silver is refined. You […]

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A Simple Sabbath Gift for You

A Simple Sabbath Gift for You

Brightly colored sunsets and starry heavens,Majestic mountains and shining seas,Fragrant fields and fresh cut flowers are not even half as beautiful as a soul who is serving Jesus out of love, through the wear and tear of an ordinary, unpoetic life. Frederick William Faber 

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Thanksgiving and Responsibility

If you have about 3 minutes today, do yourself a favor and watch this power point presentation about the world. If our population were whittled down to 100, what would the world look like? How many would be rich? How many would be white? How many would be hungry? How many would own a computer? […]

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