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Looking for 8  tips on self-talk to propel you through winter stress? Ready to rid yourself of 3 old, self-destructive habits that make the holidays feel more like hollerdays? Excited to get 5 parenting tips to make this Christmas warmer & more memorable for your children? Find them all here. I’m pleased to extend a […]

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Like me, do you play and replay scenes of past events in your mind and wish you could move forward without condemnation? Last week I had an awesome chat with Maxine Marsolini on her program The River Blog Talk Radio. We unearthed the secret of guilt-free living and how guilt, shame and regret have thrust all of […]

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When is the last time you crowd surfed? You know, leapt into a mosh pit of concert fans and were swept across waves of undulating hands? My daughter Emily has been to twenty concerts and loves to crowd surf. Emily says: “I went to an August Burns Red concert. I was standing near the front […]

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In Part 1, Jesus and I spent the holidays hospitalized with blood clots in my lungs and legs. This week, I take a pass at last week’s questions. Q. I regretted not following a friend’s advice to get in to see a doctor earlier. How do I serve an eviction notice to the coulda shoulda […]

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Christmas Eve, a doctor at the urgent care clinic ducked into the room where I was getting oxygen through tubes in my nostrils. “The CT scan shows blood clots in your lungs,” the doctor said quickly. “We’re transferring you to the hospital—stat.”

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Do you have unfulfilled prophecies just waiting to pop? Maybe—just maybe—you have an elephant in the womb. I’ve been hard at work on a book about self-forgiveness. The path of writing a book is a peculiarly circuitous affair. It’s one wild switchback after another producing a dizzying spin of the compass needle. When it seems […]

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When you and I struggle with self-forgiveness, we’ve usually got deep, painful wounds put there by the enemy in the past. Do you want to know how to exact sweet revenge? Tell your story!  At the Oregon Christian Writers Conference in Portland last week, I met the amazing Marlys Johnson, a cancer widow who joyfully writes and […]

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This week’s post is by guest blogger Cathy Rogers, a dear friend who knows that good things are worth waiting for! Lamentations 3:25   The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. Sometimes I get up before the sun rises. Those beautiful rays hitting the cloud creating an […]

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Hey, I love snow! Don’t you? What a great surprise, Papa! Check out this 2-minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-xcP-6fte8 I woke up Sunday morning to remarkable snow flurries – Papa’s surprise! “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights . . . “ (James 1:17, NIV). Hey, friend, with […]

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Hello friends, I ‘m excited to share with you my most popular blog posts in 2015: Unoffendable   What if your personal track coach, the Holy Spirit, was working to improve your personal best in a race, and strategizing with you not to forgive offenses faster?   Want the insider’s track on how to win a cash prize […]

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