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These Four Words Will Set You Free. Find out more!

A couple of years ago, I noticed the need for encouraging cards for those facing long-time illnesses—for those occasions when you just don’t know what to say. The wah-wah, platitude cards available at Target and Hallmark just weren’t cutting it.

After much prodding from sweet friends who wanted any ideas on what to say, I gathered a few of the most life-giving, do-no-harm words I had received. I put together a set of 6 bright and colorful What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say Greeting Cards.

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Cards like this: Continue Reading...

What's REALLY holding you back?  Find out here.

Sometimes I don’t think we realize the power of forgiveness and unforgiveness—in our lives, in the lives of others, and in our world.

One of my heroes is Corrie Ten Boom, author of The Hiding Place. In gripping terms, she describes the extreme abuses inflicted on her and other inmates in Nazi concentration camps during World War II as well as her personal journey after the war.

Sometime after Corrie was released, she began traveling through Europe speaking about the power of God’s forgiveness and love. After she taught in a church in Munich, a man approached her.

She immediately recognized his face. Continue Reading...

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Does this person like me for who I am? or what I do? or who I know? or how I can help?

These are some of the hardest questions any of us will ever navigate. Yet we chart course through these uncertain waters everyday.

All of us. Continue Reading...

The One Gift You Can't Live Without!

In a fast and furious 18 days, Leif, Hershey, and I packed up our home in Denver, sold our furniture on Craigslist, said “I’ll be seeing you” to our life-long friends, and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in September. (You can read more about our crazy-pants move, here).

I would be lying to you if I told you this transition has been butterflies and rainbows. Continue Reading...

5 Ways to Flip Your Prayers Upside Down

What if you turned your prayers upside down?

What if instead of praying for others to change, we prayed change for ourselves?

What if instead of praying God would purpose us, we prayed purpose in him?

What if instead of praying for God to accept our will, we prayed acceptance of his?

All too often I get caught up in prescriptive prayers. Continue Reading...