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When an Ending is Just the Beginning

He makes winds his messengers, …flames of fire his servants. Psalm 104:4 (NIV)   The hand-written sign, "Pick Your Own," hung on the tired wooden fence surrounding the field of gladioli dancing in the soft Scottish breeze....

Let Your Faith Take Flight

Life threatens to make us weary.  Endless deadlines, responsibilities, and to-do lists overwhelm us. We long for a way to escape when we feel we can no longer endure. The words, you should,and I need become heavy weights of expectation. It is impossible to rise above...

Three Ways I Lose Sight of God and His Response

I stood with my toes hanging over the edge of the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa, experiencing the thrill of a seven-hundred-foot drop. Michael encircled my waist with his arm and whispered “Look up.” I wasn’t supposed to look down at my trembling knees. He wanted...

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Let Your Faith Take Flight

Let Your Faith Take Flight

Life threatens to make us weary.  Endless deadlines, responsibilities, and to-do lists overwhelm us. We long for a way to escape when we feel we can no longer endure. The words, you should,and I need become heavy weights of expectation. It is impossible to rise above...

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When Prayer Feels Like a One Handed Clap

When Prayer Feels Like a One Handed Clap

How did you feel the last time you whispered, “Amen”? Sometimes, I finish praying and hope I said the right words. If I’m not careful, a prayer that started with promise begins to trail off and becomes more like a task to complete rather than a sacred time with my...

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Why We Hope—Even in Heartache

Why We Hope—Even in Heartache

I stood at the door of my childhood home about to face the reality of my mom’s cancer. During my month long stay in in Africa hosting short term mission trips followed by six weeks in Scotland, she had spent the majority of her time in the hospital receiving...

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The Umbrella of Faith

The Umbrella of Faith

Have you ever felt compelled to share an umbrella with someone? It isn’t always the most comfortable situation. Maybe it’s because I take people touring in Scotland, but it seems like I spend a lot of time in the rain with other individuals who may have neglected to...

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Why I am Still Here?

Why I am Still Here?

After six weeks in the back of my tour bus in Scotland, it was time to go home. Mountains of clothes and shoes surrounded my open suitcase begging for a place to belong. This was just the beginning of the hardest part of travel, which was the time in between finishing...

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Empty the Pocket in your Heart

Empty the Pocket in your Heart

A Simple Prayer That Will Help You Prepare to Forgive My freshly mopped laundry room floor was littered with dirt, pebbles, and a pair of muddy jeans. I didn’t need to examine the size of the weary garment in order to identify its owner. There was a little 9 year old...

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