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Break The Silence

This is a true story about a scandal that ruined a town and who knows how many families.  Dinah was a new girl in town.  She had a least 9 brothers, and an important father, Jacob.  Her mother was Leah.  It was a very blended family.  She went to town to meet some of...

Dream Big

Three years ago I attended my first Journey experience.  My body fluctuated between feeling anxious and hopeful throughout the days.  Mid-way through the week I sat across the table from Mark Johnson, Open Hearts Executive Director, at lunch and shared my dream to host a golf fundraiser for the ministry.  What would make this...

Jesus In Community

John 11 is all about the raising of Lazarus from the dead.  Jesus let him die to the glory of God.  He could have been there.  He delayed on purpose to do a bigger more miraculous work.  Waiting for God.  What do you do while you wait for God?  What are you feeling? The...

II Samuel 6

Deeply wounded people often do not experience the presence of the Lord in their life.  There is a sense of feeling distant from Him.  It is sometimes experienced as a desert experience.  One friend said, I just need to forgive myself.  I asked, what does that mean to you?” The cross is about Jesus...

A Wonderful Journey

I had spent considerable time choosing just the right wardrobe to impress.  I was very much chained to a role of performance, masking my true identity.  I didn’t feel I measured up. I was packed and ready for my trip to The Journey.  My heart wasn’t as sure.  I wanted to go, I didn’t...

God’s Hall Of Fame

Hebrews 11:  God’s Hall of fame When I look into the faces of those who lead small groups for the wounded, I am looking into faces of faith.  You have shown up.   For those of you who minister to the wounded, thank you for your sacrifice of time and energy. God the Father sees...

FINDING REST FOR OUR SOULS

Matthew 11: 28-30   FINDING REST FOR OUR SOULS “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and You shall find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and...

Thy Word Have I Treasured In My Heart

  Psalm 119: 9 -11 Thy word have I treasured in my heart. “How can a young man keep his way pure?  By keeping it according to Thy word.  With all my heart I have sought Thee; do not let me wander from Thy commandments. Thy word I have treasured in my heart that...

“Follow Me”

Matthew 16: 24   “Follow me.” Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” What do you think of when you hear the “Follow me” of the Bible? Having looked up 30 verses concerning following Jesus, I discovered...

Years Ago

Years ago, I was speaking at a women’s retreat.  I asked the audience of about 250 to write their favorite verse on an index card.  I then collected them and prepared a large space to lay them out and see all the verses. I didn’t need much space.  About 70 percent were all the...
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