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  • HOW TO FAIL (And Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

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    How to Fail (& Succeed beyond your wildest dreams) Where are the books and TED talks that tell us how to fail? It’s all about how to succeed. But we live in an upside-down kingdom.

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  • The Amazing Gift of Hospitality

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    Is it possible to crave solitude and community all at the same time? I think so. I’m a “people person,” but it seems to me that solitude is an essential ingredient to true community. And we don’t find solitude; we create it. It takes deliberate …

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    Instruments of Love

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    Mother’s Day 2018               So much depends upon being a mother, even though none of us have had official training. We suspect the old proverb is true, that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. Mothers have power.   Mother’s Day—layered mile-high …

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  • Our Present Infirmities

    Worry

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          I wish I didn’t worry so much. Well-established, woman of the Word and faith that I am, I worry. Sometimes anxieties just pop in—unbidden, waking me at midnight. I have seen a pattern: It’s usually before I leave on a trip. And …

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    Home – Why We Need it More than Ever

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      “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door…” –inscription on the Statue of Liberty               …

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    The Night I Saw an Angel

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      Jesus said that to enter the kingdom, we must become as children. And with child-like faith, we open our eyes to the reality  of His abiding presence.     Picture a stick-thin girl of ten years clad in blue jeans, sweatshirt and tennis shoes, …

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    Caught by Surprise

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    Caught by Surprise Have I not lived in the Cascades mountain range for 34 years? Do I not know that winter follow autumn? When I see the brilliant leaves and breathe the crisp air, do I not remember that winter will soon come? We had …

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  • Why I Need Yom Kippur

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    Yom Kippur’s lessons are profound because it deals with sin. And we all sin, we all come short. We all need forgiveness.   Tonight Yom Kippur begins and lasts for 25 hours. We Christians can learn powerful lessons from Yom Kippur, one of the holiest …

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  • Finding Followers

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      I live in the world of writing and books. And we writers and speakers who want to sell our books need followers. It’s true that the key to a successful book is to:   1. Write a good book that meets a felt need …

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    The Lack of Words

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    I know I haven’t posted lately. There are times in a writer’s life when the document stays blank. Hemingway described it: “words… just shapes to fill lacks”[1]? So the document stays open, empty, because at times, life defies description. I suppose Christian writers, or writers …

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