Tag Archives: encouragement

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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The House That Grace Built

It was on July 11th of 1997 that our world changed forever. It was nineteen years ago this month that our son Kevin broke his neck in a fall and sustained a devastating spinal cord injury. It’s one of those anniversaries that are bittersweet. So much is so good in our lives. And yet, the […]

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You’re invited! Celebrate the E-Book Release of Song in the Night!

There’s a Song in the Night E-Book Release Party this Saturday on Facebook. It’s an online event celebrating the release of my first book “Song in the Night” in e-book format (which is available on Amazon’s Kindle). There will be a 3-hour day full of remembrance. This will include photos, quotes from her book, a […]

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Blog Tour: A Long and Winding Road with Linda Brendle

Today I’m excited to introduce you to a very special lady, Linda Brendle. A family caregiver for fifteen years, Linda has lived the joys and struggles of caring for loved ones. In her new book, A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos, Linda shares wit and wisdom learned on their […]

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An Idaho Christmas

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. -Colossians 3:15 Hello, Christmas… Another Idaho winter has descended upon us. In my neck of the woods, that means a little snow and a lot of gray days. But leave the river valley in […]

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What’s in YOUR Heart?

  And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. And I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh. -Ezekiel 11:19 Our Heart, the Deepest Place Anyone who’s taken even freshman biology can probably remember what’s in our hearts: mostly […]

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Fall Celebration

 I’m honored to be invited to speak at the Salmon Valley Baptist church on October 11, at 6:00 p.m. The occasion is a women’s ministry meeting and fall celebration. I also get to catch up with the lady responsible for leading me to the Lord nearly four decades ago. Connie Seibert and her husband, Pastor […]

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The Yoke in My Head

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For my yoke is easy and My burden is light. -Matthew 11:29-30 The sun was a fiery ball in the bay sky. A splendid dinner of  barbecued steaks, prawns, and […]

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You are Invited

If you’re reading this today, you’re alive. Maybe you don’t feel that way.  Instead, you’re barely holding on. You feel numb, unworthy, somehow less than fully human. It’s especially easy to feel that way if you’re one of the thousands of people suffering from chronic disease or devastating injury. Perhaps you’re one of the millions of […]

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Fear of Flying, Wild Monkeys, and the Call to Courage

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears. –Arthur Koestler Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. 1 Chronicles 28:20 A cold sweat drenches my palms. Fear courses through me in jagged waves. My stomach lurches wildly […]

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