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When the Voices are Taking You Down … (how to grab hold of your worth and rise)

She came to me crying, her sweatshirt tugged over face so I could only see the eyes. It took a while to get her to say out loud why she had rushed to the front. She sucked air, fearful of what would happen if truth came to light.  “I feel worthless,” she said. The words tore through […]


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U R the Same but Different (going beyond the barbed wire…)

I stood outside the prison walls, gazing high at the barbed wire spiraling the top of the fence. Inside, the concrete cracked and crumbled. “The grounds are more depressing than the last one I went to — everything is old,” a volunteer said, HOPE written across her chest in bold black letters. The first inmate […]


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U Need a Miracle (how to hope when what you want is huge)

So you need a miracle. I get that — I really, really get that. This is an exciting moment for both of us. We are the children of the God of the impossibles. I’ll never forget my pastor preaching on the 10 tests every minister must pass, and he was on the perseverance test. He translated […]


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U R Fighting a Battle (how counting breaks through fear)

I am sitting on my back porch watching a mama bird feed her babies. There are two birds — the Daddy caws protection from predators, and Mama returns with tiny worms.  Three bright yellow beaks gape open wide, the babies squeal shrill when she feeds them. Not so different from our life here. Look at the […]


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