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How to Survive April

When I first awaken it all seems like a bad dream — a nightmare full of fearful things I can’t control… Then I realize it’s all real. There is a worldwide pandemic and people are falling sick and dying at an increasing rate every day in my region of the country. I have been quarantined…

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With One Another in this Place of Sorrow

Whoever heard of a Christmas concert that encouraged lament? A few years ago, Michael Card came to our ancient meetinghouse to share Christmas music. But in the midst of all the joy-to-the-world celebratory songs, this amazing storyteller and musician did something totally unexpected. Card publicly acknowledged that the holidays are a difficult time for many…

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What do you want Me to do for you?

Do you ever just want more? More peace. More purpose. More power. Your desire is calling you deeper. Not to just know all about God but to know Him intimately. That desire from within is a hunger for more of God. The Almighty. The King of kings and Lord of lords. Creator and sustainer of…

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Because You Asked …

When a new book is released, people have all sorts of questions for the author — not the least of which is “How can I write a book too?” That may have to wait for another blog.. But for now, I’m going to try and answer some of the questions folks have been throwing at…

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6 Questions Before You Hit “Post”

I’m currently on social media more than normal, which often happens as a new book is being released. But I confess that posting is a delicate dance. I find that balance is important and I often take a whole month offline, just to rest. Yes, I want to make a difference in the world and…

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My Whole Life in One Short Poem

As I’ve been considering God’s fingerprints on my life thus far, I wanted to find a poem that might be a great summary of so much I have experienced. My idea was to use that poem on the dedication page of my new book “Soul Strong.” I dedicated this book to my own two daughters…

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No Resolutions, Just One Word…

As we entered a new decade — 2020 — I decided to forego a long list of resolutions. I feared the list would be too long, and the enormity of what was required for achievement would render me immobile. There is nothing wrong with the desire for improvement, setting goals, forming new habits, and finally…

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That 5-Word Question that Made Me Write A Book

Throughout my life I’ve had many conversations with younger women. I treasure such experiences since I am constantly growing through contact with people from every age group. Recently, among the majestic California redwoods, one such encounter became the genesis of my newest book… “Lucinda? I’m Kelsey; may I join you for coffee?” I looked up…

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10 Things I Learned in 2019

I hope you are able to spend some time in reflection as this year comes to an end, and we look with anticipation and hope to a New Year. My word for 2019 was Serenity and God miraculously provided new adventures and challenges to build that character into my life. Yes, I learned far more…

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Guess Who Moved into the Neighborhood?

People were confused, hurting, angry and impatient. They wanted relief. They wanted results. Perhaps what they really wanted was a savior. Someone to solve all the problems in the world and thus make their life easier. They had already tried just about everything, including following their own instincts, going after whatever would satisfy, even as…

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