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What are Your Two Core Values that Define Who You Are?
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What are Your Two Core Values that Define Who You Are?

When you make the decisions to let bravery define you, knowing your values will guide you in the making of those many decisions. Do you know your values? I’m sure you can randomly guess at them and generalize them but what I’m asking is different. And worth the work that I’m challenging you to do. […]

Seeing Our Own Gifts
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Seeing Our Own Gifts

Actual conversation from a brave friend’s Facebook page. It started with this post from her: “I wonder why it’s so easy to see other people’s gifts and not our own…” Two women responded with “Good question” and “Very good question.” Then a woman replied: “Not to brag or anything but, I’ve been through some pretty […]

To All of the Women…May the Truth Help You Be Braver
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To All of the Women…May the Truth Help You Be Braver

I’ve been a woman in ministry since 1981. It started with wanting to date a guy who owned a Corvette who was also a Christian who attended this other church. Somehow someway leadership saw something in me (that guy did too, at least for a couple of months!) and gave me responsibilities which it turns […]

More on Leading Your Brain (with more science)
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More on Leading Your Brain (with more science)

This blog from May 8, 2017, is a popular one plus it is one I have sent to people I am counseling again and again and again. To me it is foundational to help people make a change of direction in their lives. And it’s full of truth! Such as you area not what your […]

The Being Single at Christmas Rant
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The Being Single at Christmas Rant

What’s wrong with me? Is there something in me I need to fix? Is there something about my type I need to figure out? Am I attracted to the wrong types? Am I afraid of intimacy? If you just stop looking you’ll find the person? How do I do that? Engage with life and pursue […]

My In-God’s-Face Friendship with God
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My In-God’s-Face Friendship with God

This is not the trite “Jesus is my friend” shallow Christians like to talk about. Yes, I am making a judgment here. (It’s not my first time.) When I hear someone using that phrase to describe Jesus I can safely assume that 1. They are a new Christian; 2. They have a shallow faith that […]

The Lie You Tell Yourself That God is Not Enough
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The Lie You Tell Yourself That God is Not Enough

I am so lucky to be leading this teen girls’ Bible study from my local church I serve we call Peace Girls. It’s all about “wasted time” to just talk so we can find peace in our lives. After 37 years of youth ministry, today’s teens struggle way more with anxiety than they do peer […]

The Silliness of Finding Your Soul Mate
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The Silliness of Finding Your Soul Mate

“I feel like a part of my soul has loved you since the beginning of everything. Maybe we’re from the same star.” ― Emery Allen Oh sheesh. The mystical magic of love. That is not real. This was just one of many beautiful yet sappy quotes on finding your soul mate. Then I went to […]