Archive for November 2021

Choose With

“She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel which means God is with us,” — Isaiah 7:14 How many moments of your life today can you fill with a conscious awareness of and surrender to God’s presence? We can go through every minute of the day with God or without Him.…

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Choose Gratitude

Australian novelist Morris West suggests that at a certain age our lives simplify, and we need have only three phrases left in our spiritual vocabulary: “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”       English minister John Henry Jowett once observed, “Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.” What better cure for what ails society…

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Choose Celebration

When we received two “You Are Special Today” Red Plates for wedding gifts, I always intended to return one of them. At the time it never occurred to me how I would use one, much less two.       Thirty-seven years later those Red Plates have prompted countless celebrations in our home and often for two…

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Choose Hope

With all the discord in the world today there are many skeptics who feel we have no obvious reason to be people of hope. But I love how God’s Word defines hope as reaching “past all appearances”—it is unseen but very present. “Grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an…

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Choose Fearless

This week I’m excited to be part of leading 50 amazing writers through a day of exploring how to “reNEW Your Courage.” It not only takes courage to daily live in freedom and faith, but to be willing to share our hard stories through writing and speaking.       Some of the fears people share with…

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