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Is God Really Good?

God is good…or is He? Is it safe to even ask such a question? Many of us who have grown up in the church pretty much have been taught our whole lives on the goodness of God. For those of us who go way back, we can probably even sing songs about how good God…

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Beautiful America

America! America! God shed His grace on thee. And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea!-Katherine Lee Bates (1904) A couple of years ago, my family and I went on a cross-country trip. Now, when I say “my family and I” I mean my extended family, too…my parents, my sister and her family, and…

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The Bounce Back Woman Is Here

Here it is! My first book…ever. I’m super excited to share this with you. The downloadable version is ready at Amazon.com. If you would like to actually have the book form, that will be available to order in a couple of days and you can start turning those pages. Also, check out keepthefaith.com to hear me…

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Moments

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” –Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Ugh! This does not look good. As my children are asleep in their beds, they are completely unaware that I am totally stressing out. I mean, I just found out that I’m going to be…

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Second Chances

“Miracles were just second chances if you really thought about it–second chances when all hope was lost.” – Kaya McLaren How I Came to Sparkle Again Oh my gosh! I just went out on a date, and I had a really really good time! I lay in my bed and I think I should be…

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Sticks and Stones

“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.” –Markus Zusak, The Book Thief Why do you feel the need to leave every night? Why don’t you want to stay around and be with me? I remember asking my ex-husband these questions right before my little world…

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Chair Monster

“You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.”- J. Donald Walters Ever since I can remember I’ve had a chair in my room. Over the years, the chairs have looked differently. I’ve had rocking chairs, whicker chairs,…

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