God says, “Dare to be Great”

“What if I get it wrong?” “What if I step out and do something that’s isn’t what God has planned for me?” “What if I’m not hearing God correctly?” As Christian “success coaches”, we hear those question ALL the time. And according to Barna polls, other Christian researchers and our own internal survey of over…

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God says, “I can work with that!”

When Tom and I were first saved, we quickly knew that things in our hearts and lives were changing.   But not knowing what it “looked like” to be a Christian…we found ourselves searching.  Wondering what God had in mind for our lives from this point forward. We read books, took the spiritual gifts tests, sought…

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God says, “Better than an Academy Award”

I got a text from a dear friend on the way home from church yesterday… “Do you have a few minutes to talk with Michaela (her 13 year old daughter)? She wants to interview you for a school project.” When on the phone, the conversation began with a simple, “How can I help you?” “I…

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God says, “Break it Down!”

What a pleasure it was to spend much of December in the book of Philippians.  I had planned to zip through it in a matter of days, but found myself mesmerized by how many of my favorite scriptures are in that one small 4-chapter book – like  Philippians 3:13-14: “But this one thing I do: …

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God Says “Just Receive It”

I love finding great devotionals and this year I’m reading an amazing collection of Sarah Young’s writings, “Jesus Calling”. But that’s not the best part.  I bought copies of this devotional not just for myself but as Christmas gifts for my 3 daughters.  One by birth – two by marriage…yet all part of a beautiful blended…

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God says, “It’s simple!”

Sad to say, but worry has become a national epidemic! In fact, since the early 1960’s the US government has been tracking something they call the “Misery Index”.  It tracks various economic factors combined with the unemployment rate – and with ever-mounting concerns here in the US that index has been steadily rising in 2013!…

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God says “You are part of my plan!”

The birth of Jesus was God’s perfect plan and it required two imperfect and committed people to make it happen!  Isn’t it awesome that he chose to involve Joseph and Mary in his AMAZING plan to save mankind?!  WOW – it just stirs my heart to know that something so ordinary was so extraordinary –…

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God says, “Forget it!”

Do you ever feel like you are mired in the past? That you simply can’t seem to get over something that has taken you by surprise – pulled the rug out from under you – caused you pain? For me…those kind of feelings are usually a result of expecting the future to play out in…

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God says “I am real!”

We have grand babies in 3 cities, and this past week took us to Philly to celebrate an early Christmas with our family up there.  Much to our surprise, we also found ourselves in weather that looked nothing like Tampa!  As we sat at the airport for our flight home – cancellation after cancellation were…

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God says, “Step into my space of grace”

December. It’s a wonderful time of year. A time when we begin to feel we have yet one more chance for a “do over”.  A chance to reset the clock and get it right.   To get back in balance – to simplify – to capitalize on what we’ve learned.   It is a time…

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