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Look to Him

Look to Him

I had been studying for several days, trying to prepare for a women’s retreat where I’d be speaking several times that weekend, and it just seemed like nothing was coming together. I’d write a few thoughts, look up a few scriptures, pray for guidance, and still it all seemed flat to me. I was worried. I texted several of my prayer warrior friends, asking them to agree with me in prayer that everything would come together in time for the…

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Give it to God

Give it to God

  I love happy endings, don’t you? That’s why I love the story of Hannah in the Bible. Hannah was a good wife to Elkanah but she couldn’t bear any children. Back then, that was the worst possible thing that could happen to a woman. In fact, a childless woman was often divorced, or another wife was added to fulfill the child-bearing duties. Either way, the non-child producing wife lived a bitter existence. Well, this is what poor Hannah faced…

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After All

After All

Today, Jeff and I celebrate 27 years of marriage, and I couldn’t be happier about it. You see, I picked him out when I was in eighth grade. I was at my best friend’s house practicing for our upcoming cheer tryouts, when I saw him. He was shooting hoops with my best friend’s older brother. “Who is that with Ryan?” I asked. “Oh that’s Jeff Adams,” Angie answered. I stared in his direction for a few minutes longer, trying not…

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Be a Difference Maker

Be a Difference Maker

I’ve often heard it said that there are three kinds of people in life: Those who make things happen; those who watch things happen; and those who ask “What just happened?” At different stages of my life, I’ve probably fallen into all three categories, and I bet you have, too. But it’s my desire to always be in that first group—the movers and the shakers, the doers, the ones who are making things happen. Maybe that’s why I love the…

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The Final Category

The Final Category

“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31, NLT) Just recently while visiting friends in Texas, I attended a church near Tyler. After being greeted quite warmly, I was asked to fill out a guest card and place it into the offering plate. As I wrote down all my pertinent information, my eyes settled on the…

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You’re Almost There

You’re Almost There

  Allyson, my then 20-year-old daughter, and I were very excited to hike Runyon Canyon in LA. So many people had told us that it was a “must do” so we were pumped about finally getting the chance to do it; however, we didn’t realize there were several different courses to the top, and we somehow ended up on the more advanced trail. Scary. Ally, who is 25 years younger than I am and in very good shape, was even…

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