Overcome

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How do we reframe mistakes when we get off-course? Listen to this 2-minute podcast about an unintentional trip I made across the 2,100-foot bridge in Portland. Boy, did that wrong turn set me off! I wish I could say that was the only creative trip I’ve made across the Willamette River, but I’ve done it […]

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Facebook Post:  To the thief who stole my wallet at Pioneer Courthouse Square today: I pray that God hunts you down and tackles you with His irrational, reckless, relentless grace. I pray that you get arrested by His presence and become a victim of His plan of redemption. Earlier this month, I prayed with a […]

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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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On a brisk Saturday walk with Tim on a street that flanks the Willamette River. I lifted my foot to take a step and suddenly recoiled. “Look! A snake in the road!” Tim said, “Where?” “Right here! See?! I pointed to a snake the same color as the street. A sort of dead snake. Okay, […]

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And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new” (Revelation 21:5). (See Part 1 here. ) With a recent kitchen remodel, I inventoried yucks and yays along the way. Here are a few more: Yuck:   Wince. When I turned a stove burner on “high” beneath an empty glass lasagna pan […]

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And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new” (Revelation 21:5). Do you sometimes get on overwhelm with chaos? With a recent kitchen remodel, I thought, So  you throw a few spoons in a box, and life goes on. No big deal, right? Wrong. For two months, our lives were […]

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Are you in conflict with a hostile person and wondering where God’s protection’s found? Maybe God doesn’t promise to protect you. Maybe He’s giving you camouflage instead. Check out this excerpt of a message given by Bill Johnson at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, California. “‘Behold, I send you out as sheep […]

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These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up . . . Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on […]

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Today’s post is by Bethany Hayes, second-place winner of the 45th  Parallel Contest 2015. Meet a heart-warming little friend she met on a beach in Florida. <><><><><><><><><> Lessons From a One-Legged Sandpiper Recently, while sitting by the gulf in Northwest Florida, I watched as three sandpipers scurried by. There was something special about one of them. He […]

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Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs (Psalm 100:1,2). Ever have an Alexander-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day and wonder how to “flip” your day or week mid-chaos? Last week I did. Here’s how I refused the enemy’s stomp-around. I was weak with an infection for two weeks. I set up a […]

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