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Living Threads

My bones were not hidden from you when I was being made in secret, when I was being skillfully woven in an underground workshop  -Psalm 139:15 (GOD’S WORD Translation) You’re Complicated. You probably guessed that. You may have even been told that a few times by a frustrated friend, co-worker, or family member. You may […]

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Every Life Matters: The Gift of Existence

It would have been so much easier to die. Nearly nineteen years ago, our son lay paralyzed in the grass of a church lawn in Canada. He was practicing backflips with a friend when he missed a rotation, fell on his head, and broke his neck nearly at his skull. As a friend ran for […]

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When These Things Begin to Take Place

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up and lift up your heads, for your redemption draws near.” Luke 21:28 Jubilee Bible “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” -Luke 24:5 NASB Inexplicably, we’re drawn to the life-and-death struggles. The cars lie mangled in the middle of the […]

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We Have a Winner of the Caregiving Holiday Blog Party Giveaway

The party’s over for now, but I’ve been honored to be part of the Caregiving Holiday Blog Party hosted by CareGiving.com. Many thanks to Denise Brown for her hard work on behalf of caregivers everywhere. It’ s been a joy to get to know her better. It’s been a crazy year, so I haven’t been […]

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Spinning My Tires

  Around and Around It should have been a banner year. How many people get to be authors? And have an article published in a print magazine? And get to work at a job they love? How many parents see their children and grandchildren living solid lives of faith and hope? This year I had […]

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World Blog Tour

Summer’s Here. Let’s See the World. A world blog tour is a great way to connect with Christian authors and blogs. Thanks to Denise Loock for inviting me to participate in this World Blog Tour. Denise is the author of  two devotional collections that will give you a fresh perspective from the classic songs of […]

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Is Everybody Packed and Ready?

  What a trip it’s been! Like after a real trip, I’m feeling a bit sad to have it almost over. It’s been a whirlwind, to be sure. But I have met so many wonderful people and been so blessed. Today Out from the Shadows is still ranking high in the Amazon Kindle store under […]

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Out from the Shadows Blog Tour

Road Trip! I had a wonderful time with friends and family on March 28 celebrating the launch of Out from the Shadows: 31 Devotions for the Weary Caregiver. Now we’re hitting the road…sort of. April 14-23 we’re going to be visiting folks around the web on a blog tour. Every day (except Easter Sunday) we’ll […]

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Out from the Shadows Book Excerpt

Today we celebrate the release of Out from the Shadows by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Many thanks to my publisher, associate editor, agent, and my friends and family. I’m so grateful to God for His inspiration, leading, and encouragement throughout the long two years it took for it to come to birth.  In celebration […]

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The Nurse Who Remembered

  This post is part of the #Blog4Care blog carnival being hosted by Caring Across Generations. We’re hoping that by sharing our caregiving stories, we can begin to come up with solutions to the care crisis that is affecting millions of Americans.  Nursing carries heavy responsibilities. It requires long days, longer nights, and impossible schedules. In […]

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