Category Archives: Be Not Afraid

Friends with God

  I am often asked about prayer and how we know that God is speaking to us. It’s always funny to me how little we trust those moments when we hear God’s voice or see a sign that He sends. … Continue reading

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Where is God when…?

Life happens so quickly. Small decisions lead to other small decisions, and before you know it, you are far along a path that you didn’t know you started. Sometimes this is a great thing, sometimes it is a path to … Continue reading

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Goals

I once told a friend that I was thinking about reading A Purpose-Driven Life, and she said, “You are one of the most purpose-driven people I know.” She’s right. I live with goals, looking to the future, always asking God … Continue reading

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Blessing or curse?

  I have a friend who asked God to help her with her relationship. If this was the right one, then let it flourish, and if it wasn’t, let it die. The next week, her boyfriend broke up with her. … Continue reading

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Speaking Tour!

Peoria friends! We have three opportunities to get together. Come to any and all of my talks. They’re sure to inspire and bless you. My books will be available for purchase at each event. Hope to see you soon! Hidden … Continue reading

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Up close, and personal

I beg you, O Lord, to remove anything which separates me from you, or you from me. Remove anything that makes me unworthy of your sight, your control, your reprehension, of your speech and conversation, of your benevolence and love. … Continue reading

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The things we carry…

Have you ever been with someone who complains and refuses to acknowledge any way to change their situation? It’s so frustrating when we adamantly stay in our misery and refuse to look at anything that might get us out. I … Continue reading

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Pray for Las Vegas

Another shooting. Another senseless round of killings. What are we supposed to do with this? We can change laws, but that won’t ever be enough. We need to change hearts. We need to change the culture. We need to be … Continue reading

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Holding on

I started Faith Circle with 5 teenagers. I wanted to help them grow in faith, give them a place to ask the hard questions, and have them taken seriously. So, I started. And, in order to keep it in my … Continue reading

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Carry your cross or lay it down?

What does it mean to accept things with grace? When we are given a cross to bear, do we just carry it no matter what? We are told in numerous ways to carry what God gives us. And, while that … Continue reading

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