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Focus Brings Freedom

Limits and limitations. These 2 words have always made me cringe. I remember, in vivid detail, our journey home after an emergency diagnostic ultrasound of our 7 month old yet-to-be-born-son. The mass on his tiny back told …

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Intentionality

How do you approach the use of your time? Thoughtfully. Casually. Cautiously. Carelessly. Carefully. When was the last time you challenged your use of time? Whether you have a Type A (responsible) personality or Type B (relaxed) personality, it’s a …

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Rule Breaker

I met a nasty deer fly today. The thing was out for blood. Mine! His assault was constant and creative. Relentless, he made my morning walk quite miserable. Do you have an “internal rule” that ruthlessly prevails …

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God on Vacation

A few years ago the Seattle Times carried an article by Shirleen Holt in which was the following: “Nearly ten million Americans worked more than sixty hours a week last year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics …

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Lessons from a Fishing Net

This devotional thought, originally published here in June 2016, was written in tandem by Brenda Jank and a friend who serves as a missionary in a sensitive country.  Some people are good at fishing. I’m not! When …

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When the Rooster Crows

Originally published in June 2016, Brenda’s words have meaning for us this day! Engaged in a deep conversation with an old friend, I asked, “who have you disappointed in your life?” “Who haven’t I disappointed?! My parents. …

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Simple Summer Joys

Originally published in June 2016, Brenda’s words have meaning for us this day!  Ready for summer?  It’s here – with an invitation to things we often neglect. I’ve got 2 “assignments” for you today. One. If you’ve …

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Praying for Those Who Are Winded

Originally published in June 2016, Brenda’s words have meaning for us this day! The eyes of those around us speak volumes. Do you know and love someone who is weary? Have you seen their eyes? Do you …

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