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2016 Women’s Survey

Ladies, I want to know more about you and the things that are important to you so I’ve created the 2016 Women’s Survey. It’s short and sweet with only 10 questions and completely anonymous! Your responses will be super helpful as I seek to serve the Lord as a writer, speaker, teacher, coach, and mentor….

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What I Haven’t Told You About My Trip to Africa

I leave for Africa in five days. It’s a trip I’ve always wanted to take and one that I’m sure will change my life forever. As I prepare to fly half-way around the world, leaving behind home and family for two weeks, I’m carefully choosing what to pack and what to leave behind. In this…

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My D-Day

Today is D-Day. I wouldn’t have remembered were it not for a reminder on my screen this morning. I click the link and read the summary unaware of the ambush about to take place in my own life. D-Day On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified…

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Parents Praying God’s Word for a Youth Mission Trip

A Youth Mission Trip has the potential to be a life-changing experience. I know my life was changed on a mission trip years ago and I’ve been privileged to see it happen over and over in the lives of many students since then. Months of preparation and planning are required for a mission trip but…

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A Spring Garden Party

We like to party and by party I mean hang out with friends and family and eat. Home is our favorite place to party and since indoor space is limited we decided to take advantage of the mild weather and gather outside. Our yard normally looks like this. Pretty but not very party-like. I had…

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A Prayer for a Graduate

Our week has been full of celebrations as Maddie’s senior year comes to an end. All of these moments are bittersweet and mark the end of one season and the beginning of another. God has been our constant companion and guide every step of the way. As parents we trust Him with our lives and…

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For The Love Of New Orleans

I love New Orleans. The city many refer to as the Big Easy is known for her food, music, architecture, and much more. My love for New Orleans comes a surprise to many. In a way, I guess it came as a surprise to me, too. When we moved there in late summer of 1989,…

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