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When I look outside, I can't help but feel blessed. The colors of fall and the welcomed cool air gives me a calming feeling that only God can give. Until my mind gets in the way of His work. In my home town, we are farmers and many years I remember family and friends in shear panic at this time. "It's Harvest and we need to get the crops up before the frost or all the work...

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Wonder Woman

When I was a child, I LOVED Wonder Woman. I mean, who didn't? She was unstoppable. She was seemingly fearless. At the very least, you have to be impressed with a woman who can run in high-heeled boots. Do you ever try to be that person? I certainly do. I want to have it all. I want to do it all. But what have I been missing in trying to be all things to everyone? Have I mi...

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Remember Who You Are

I had a great meeting with a close friend this past week. We meet regularly to encourage one another, share our faith together and simply talk about life. But something struck me in a significant way during our last talk, and I feel that I want to use that to shape this post. My friend is an ex-NFL player named Ben Utecht, who's been one of my best friends now for over 20...

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Distracted Disciples

Do you text and drive? Facebook and drive? Anything on your phone and drive? I don't text or check out my social media but I often talk on my phone while driving. It is next to me in a spot on top of the storage hatch, which, I might add, was specifically designed for cell phone placement. So clearly, I am not alone in this distraction. When did we become a people who need...

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Most Excellent Theophilus …

I hope this BLOG heading peaked your curiosity. Theophilus was a New Testament character mentioned in the opening verses of Luke's Gospel (Luke 1:1-4). Just who was this man? Well, the fact is we really don't know for sure but there are some interesting theories. One theory is that Theophilus was the Roman lawyer who defended Paul during his trial in Rome. Those who hold ...

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Slow to Become Angry

Have you ever had a week where everything is irritating you? The kids are extra needy, your husband is trying to be helpful and solve your problems, and there is so much going on at work that it's hard to wrap your head around it. When things are not going right I tend to get irritated and angry. I bottle things up until I burst and get so sharp about everything. Usually t...

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Five Ways to Get Out of a Spiritual Rut

Let's be honest, February is the worst month of the year, I'm not sure what they were thinking when they created it. There's a reason it's the shortest. If there's something I've relearned since moving back to Minnesota, is that this time of year can add some extra bouts of depression and gloominess. And to add an extra insult, it's a leap year! As I'm watching the rain ou...

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Created in His Image

My oldest daughter and I are often told how much she looks like me. She and I have similar personalities. More often than not, we say the same things at the same time (at which she rolls her eyes). And as much as I cherish our similarities, it is not me that I want my children to reflect. My primary role as their mother is not to, contrary to popular belief, raise our chil...

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Prayer for ISIS?

Let me start out by saying, like most people, my heart was broken yet again last week by the horrible attacks in Paris. It's so hard to comprehend how the evil thoughts, intentions and actions of a few can bring so much tragedy to so many. My true and authentic prayers have been with the victims, their families and with everyone who stands firm in the belief of a better hu...

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Be the Light

Christmas time can be a very blessed time of year but also very challenging. There are gifts to get, parties to prepare, and families to host. Many of us can get wrapped up in our own self-absorbed lives and miss the point. I was reminded of this last night when looking at Facebook to wind down from a crazy week. There were two videos that made me think about where we are ...

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