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An Invitation to Exhale

I love watching women deepen their journey with Jesus as they discover and then live into their purpose and passion. One friend in particular has had a beautiful journey. Judy and I met many years ago as young leaders with an international ministry.  We took part in a leadership cohort and had an instant connection.  A few […]

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Easter Women

We likely won’t forget Easter 2020. Most of us celebrated in our homes, physically distanced from our church families. Reminders of this broken world fill our TV screens and social media feeds. Yet, in the midst of so much confusion, uncertainty, and fear, we still have joy because Jesus overcame death and sin. Women Doing Well President Julie Wilson reminds us of our role […]

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Coronavirus … Crisis or Delightfully Disruptive Opportunity?

I lived in NYC during 9/11 and one of the most memorable lessons of that time is that “crisis clarifies.” The things that are most important get clear when life is out of control. As reports of the other planes in the area came in, a group of my friends piled into a minivan and joined the thousands escaping […]

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Passion from Pain

Every now and again I hear a story that stops me in my tracks and captures my heart. I heard one last week from a woman named Kim Meeder who runs a horse ranch in Bend, Oregon.    She told of a beautiful relationship with her big strapping father who would throw her on his shoulders […]

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A Joyful and Generous Noel

My whole life I’ve heard the story of my birth on a snowy Christmas Day in New England. My mother remembers how everyone excitedly jumped up from the dinner table and rushed into action when her water broke. My grandfather was so excited he went out to warm up the car and forgot to engage the emergency […]

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Grace Poured Out

“If we have any other idol than Jesus, it will devour us. Only Jesus gives. Everything else takes.” Linda Chowdry knows this truth because she’s lived it. She followed hard after a lifestyle she thought would bring her freedom and joy. In fact, the only One who offered what she was looking for was pursuing […]

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Making a Plan . . . Together (and a free guide!)

As older singles, my husband Gary and I lived full lives before we were married. We came to our union with two houses of furniture, different systems for organizing, and enough plastic tumblers from weddings and parties to hydrate an army. It’s not surprising that the first five years of our marriage were what we […]

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Use What You Have to Change the World

On Tuesday we looked at the passion of Selina Shirley, Countess of Huntingdon, who used her wealth to bless many. Today we learn about the woman of Mizoram in northeast India, who created a culture of generational generosity by sharing what they had: a handful of rice. While some are blessed with more than they need and […]

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