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In the summer of ’85,  in Mark-Twain-renowned Calaveras County, California, I entered a frog-jumping contest. Well, technically, I wasn’t the one jumping. I plucked a promising-looking fellow out of a wooden tub, like a yanking a big juicy dill from a pickle barrel. The frog smiled at me with big round eyes, and croaked, “Rip […]

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As I climb into my car and head out to do cold calls for our business, I pray: “Speak, Lord – Your servant is listening. I am uneducated and untrained. But I pray that those I reach today would see Jesus in me, and marvel. Who needs hope and encouragement? Holy Spirit, illuminate where to […]

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In a very real, raw sort of way, I feel unqualified for my new position in sales and marketing at Tim’s computer business – clueless and and inadequate for the task. The world tells us we’re not qualified, anointed, or equipped to get the job done. But so what? When we reflect God’s heart with […]

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Now when they [rulers, elders, and scribes] saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13, NKJV) This is a new season in the marketplace. I’m working with Tim & Roger’s computer software business, Telios […]

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“You’re entering a new season of growth and fruition,” an intercessor prayed over a friend. “Be prepared for God’s favor!” I frowned. Why isn’t someone speaking that over me? For years, I fought jealousy over others’ divine words of hope and inspiration. But one day, I learned how to appropriate words of wisdom spoken over […]

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I have come that you may have life, and that you may have it more abundantly. (Jesus, in John 10:10)  Lynn Hare  2/24/59  – Celebrating my birthday yesterday was a chance to take inventory of how I’m doing in reaching personal goals. When I told my friend Stacie I felt I was behind the power […]

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Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. (Prov. 19:21, NIV)     “God did not want the beauty of His nature and the glory of His kingdom solely to be represented by the great, the good and the clever. He did not want a Who’s Who […]

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"Give us this day our Chicken McBytes…" (Jesus, in Luke 11:3, LHV) I figure devotional times are a lot like sitting down to a full-course meal. They fill you up, providing strength and wholeness. Listening to God by spending time in His Word and getting tuned into His voice in prayer is like taking in […]

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            God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God.                       Psalm 62:11 Last night we had a snowstorm that tore at the Douglas fir trees towering over our property and flung broken limbs at our house. To our dismay, this morning Tim and I woke up to find […]

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    "Do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit."                (Jesus, in Mark 13:11)   What do I wish for you for the new year? […]

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