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Whatever It Takes!

What does it take for a team to be in alignment with the mission? It takes focusing on the same voice and submitting to the same leader. Inspire Women’s Doodles for Christ are learning what it takes to be a team as they are in training to be dispatched with our seminary students and graduates…
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Destination after the storm

The first time a pup is in a tub, she has no idea what the end goal is. Can you imagine what is going through her mind? “Am I drowning? Will I make it?” I wonder if this is how we sometimes feel while God knows exactly what His end goal is for our lives!…
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Trust God to Bear Fruit That Will Last

What core values have you been modeling your entire life only to find that those around you missed the point? Don’t despair or beat yourself up because Jesus had the same experience.  His entire ministry was about loving people and then when his disciples met those who did not welcome Jesus, they asked in Luke…
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How Life Made You Feel

I was pondering the idea of how life makes us feel as being foundational to how far we go in life. Then it occurred to me that my husband has mastered this concept in our marriage. Below is what he has done for 40 years to keep us thriving——Regardless of what has happened, he manages…
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God’s Daughters Respond to Tragedy

The Bible tells us in Peter 5:8 to be “alert and sober minded. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” An enemy who is waiting to pounce will look for our vulnerabilities. If we are not alert or sober minded, we will inadvertently open a back door…
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What is Life Without Mud?

I saw on our home security video my husband’s last walk to the car with Ivory, our fourteen year old golden retriever. The fact that she could get up to walk was unusual. The vet who received her was the same vet who administered her first puppy shot. He said she was well cared for…
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Your Choices That I Can’t Change

How much angst do you suffer from choices someone makes that you can’t change? If you are a visionary leader, you probably suffer greater torment because you can already see how someone’s story is likely to end which then forces you into the role of rescuer or be accused of not caring! Instead of letting…
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Saying Goodbye to Friends

I’m on my way to a viewing of one friend when I found out today that another friend passed unexpectedly. Do you ever feel like you’re losing friends at a faster rate these days than before? When you look beside you and see your safe friend missing, do you start losing boldness as you stare…
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