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A couple of years ago, I was at an amusement park with our two children. We were waiting in a very long line for a popular ride. At first, it was a single-file line, but when we got closer to […]

A while back, I heard an amazing story about a five-year-old boy named Michael. His mother found out that she was pregnant with a little girl and Michael was so excited. He could not wait to see his baby sister! […]

Scripture tells us that the Word of God is a seed that, when planted in our hearts, flourishes into the harvest of blessing God has prepared for us. But if we are going to experience all that God has for […]

“The opposite of play isn’t work; it’s depression,” says Dr. Stuart Brown, Psychiatrist and founder of the National Institute of Play. He became interested in the effects of laughter and play on people’s lives back in 1966 when the Governor […]

In my book, Every Day a Friday, I talk about simple, practical changes that you can make in your day-to-day living so that you can set yourself up to really enjoy every single day the way God intends. One of […]

All of us, at times, will have people who leave our lives for one reason or another. Beyond your family and the commitment of marriage, there are some relationships that are meant for just a season. It may be something […]

In Luke 10, it talks about Jesus going to the house of two sisters. Both acted very differently when He arrived. Mary chose to just sit at His feet and soak in every word He was saying. Martha chose to […]

You may not always see it, but God has equipped you with everything you need to accomplish your dreams and fulfill your purpose in this life. Sometimes He gives what you need in seed form. When you step out and […]

The Old Testament talks about how the king of Moab wanted to curse the Israelites. So he sent word to the prophet Balaam asking him to come to his city. The Israelites were about to come through where the Moabites […]

Everyone has days when they feel like things aren’t going the way they planned. We all have times when we feel like we don’t measure up, or we can’t meet the demands of the day, or things just seem out […]

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