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I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the LORD was watching over me. –Psalm 3:5m NLT A good friend of mine, Cathy, had a near brush with death a few months ago. Here is her story. On October 25, 2011 I had a heart attack. The problem was, I didn’t […]

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“Hilarious” Giving

“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”–2 Corinthians 9:7, NIV I’ve been told that the proper translation for “cheerful” in this verse is “hilarious.” I thought of that today as I was paying bills. It was a task […]

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Today my family is rejoicing in good news: 1. My daughter had a parotid gland tumor removed last week, a very tricky surgery because the main facial nerve is right there. The surgery was successful–no nerve damage–and the tumor benign. Many spiritual gifts came from that, including the witness to my children that people literally […]

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Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Aside from the food, I love the idea of counting blessings explicitly–with other people, no less, over a feast! What could be better than that? To celebrate and spread the blessing, I thought I’d record one of my favorite stories from Abundant Gifts. Click here to […]

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Today was a particularly stressful day. I won’t go into details, but I’ll just give you a slice: At one point, I had a sobbing daughter on one line, my husband on the other, and then my cell phone rang–someone calling from the UK, a potential client. (I have no idea how he got my […]

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I thought you’d enjoy a story from Abundant Gifts that, if you had the book, you’d be reading this week. This is an everyday gift and also speaks of gifts to others. Then [Jesus] said to them, Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who […]

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This past Easter, I bought an Easter lily.  I love Easter lilies. Love the sweet aroma , the strong stem and glossy,  symmetrical leaves. Every year at Easter our church gives the opportunity to buy a lily plant in honor of someone who has “gone before” as witness to the resurrection. I bought mine in […]

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Does God still speak to us today? Let me tell you a little story, and you be the judge. I went on my walk today, as usual. As usual, I prayed as I walked. I was praying about a particular person who often irritates me. It’s because of a certain mental issue this person has […]

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I want to share a message with you that puts some perspective on the meaning of Easter … at least for me. So click on the little player button, and sit back to listen to “Sick to Death” from Abundant Gifts … it’s only 4 minutes, 5 seconds long. (And I would love to hear […]

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