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My Prayer for 2019 – How To Hope For Things That Feel Hopeless

It was that dreaded sound —the sound of hope giving way to defeat. The ache right in the center of your chest when a dream flies away before your eyes and no amount of chasing can bring it back within your grasp.  

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The Key To Being The Light and Becoming a Grace-Giver This Christmas

That one lone candle burning, multiplied by hundreds across the auditorium singing, ‘Silent Night, Holy Night,’ almost as if the flames flickering together whispered that enough light could change the whole world.

 

When Believers stop being the light, what else is left to shine into the darkness? 

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What To Do When You Are Waiting For Your Life To Bloom

I waited every spring for the peonies to bloom. 

 

Tracing the edge of an earlier autumn sun, I remember so carefully digging a home for them in the soil.

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Because Our Stories Are More Powerful Than Our Shame

 

What is your story?

 

We all have one. You know, the story that contains the good, the bad, the ugly of our journey that has led us to today. The story that pressed in on us, that chipped away at us, that left us a little more bruised and a little less brave to step into our future.

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Four Things We Can Do To Fight Back Against Violence and Evil

I see the images. Kids walking single file. Hands grasping the shoulders in front of them.

 

I want to run to them, protect them, comfort them in their fear. Tell them they are safe, they are loved in the middle of this horrific and seemingly God-forsaken world.

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Merry Christmas!!!

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When You Feel Soul-Weary and Saddle-Worn On Your Journey To The Manger

Luke 2:1-20 (NIV)

 

It happens sometimes. Most years Christmas is a time of joy, filled with decorations and celebrations, gatherings and festivities.  Still, there are some years my journey to the manger feels more lonely, more overwhelmed, more soul-weary, and saddle-worn than I could have imagined.

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How To Find Thanksgiving In The Middle Of Your Pain

It was a routine procedure. Nothing to worry about.

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How to Walk Away From Your Pain, and Embrace a Life of Peace

It was the tipping point. The beginning of the fall. No, it wasn’t a crash, a sudden impact dive that you didn’t see coming. I saw this coming. I could feel it making its way toward me and yet, I was entirely helpless to stop it.

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How Ten Amazing Women Found Beauty From The Ashes (and how you can, too)

Have you ever experienced a broken place in your life? Ever walked through the loss of a relationship, physical or emotional abuse, depression, anxiety and felt your heart shatter into a thousand tiny little pieces before it burned into nothingness.

 

I am so privileged to share my testimony with Certified Life Coach and Speaker, Ginny Priz, alongside nine other amazing ladies who have experienced some of life’s greatest challenges and who have experienced God breathing new life and new hope into the driest, deadest places as only He can.

 

There is hope. There is a future. There is beauty that can arise from the ashes!

 

I pray you click over and watch these women as they share their hearts and their stories.

 

Please share with your friends on social media. We never know who in our lives is desperate to hear a message of hope today!

 

Blessings and Merry Christmas!

Lisa

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