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The Shepherd’s Leap

The Shepherd’s Leap

"The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you." Genesis 12:1 I love palm trees, sunny blue skies, summer dresses, and flip-flops. Unfortunately, where I live has grey clouds and requires snow...

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The Builder Leap

The Builder Leap

"and I answered the king, “If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my ancestors are buried so that I can rebuild it.Then the king, with the queen sitting beside him, asked me, “How long will...

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The Tentmaker Leap

The Tentmaker Leap

You know that these hands of mine have worked to supply my own needs and even the needs of those who were with me. Acts 20:34 One of the first ministries my husband and I started was around 2016 while we were still working full-time jobs and raising a house full of...

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The Fisherman Leap

The Fisherman Leap

Taking the Leap Series: 2 of 6 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to...

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The Gift of Learning to Linger

The Gift of Learning to Linger

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. Psalm 130:5 Most mornings I wake up, brush my teeth, wash my face, and head upstairs to check the weather. Here in Ohio, the weather is what I would like to call, unpredictable. Currently, as I...

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Our World Needs YOU

Our World Needs YOU

"Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?"  (Matthew 6:26 NIV) The other day my son shared a video with me of him blocking another kid on the...

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5 Simple Tips to Help you Focus

5 Simple Tips to Help you Focus

Did you know that focus is a choice? As we continue to adapt to the changing conditions around us, we can choose if we will be distracted or focused in each moment. Here is the catch, how we choose to focus today should not be based on how we chose to focus yesterday....

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Church Hurt, Friendship, and Healing

Church Hurt, Friendship, and Healing

Today's blog is brought to you by, Healing! Have you ever met a homeless person who decided to never live in a home because someone in the home hurt them? There may be a few but most often, life circumstances have led them to this place and they would do anything to...

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I Almost Gave Up

I Almost Gave Up

Can I be honest? As I write this email I am feeling a lot of real and raw emotions. I am stepping into unknown and uncomfortable territory in many areas of my life and... I want to stall I want to stop I want to go back to my comfort zone I want to sit in the...

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Getting Past the Rough Part

Getting Past the Rough Part

One Sunday, my children and I sat around the kitchen table having our Sunday Brunch & Bible Study. Although our church has started back in-person service, we have not yet returned. One reason is that there are some clear things God is cultivating in my home during...

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A powerful lesson I learned Sunday

A powerful lesson I learned Sunday

Yesterday evening my husband and I were talking in the car on the way home from our Valentine date and he began to share with me a story about his time with God a few weeks ago. He was on a walk and started to ask God questions. He had already shared with me bits and...

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About this ‘Little’ Light of Mine

About this ‘Little’ Light of Mine

A couple months ago, my children and I were headed to the fruit farm to grab some of our favorite apples. On the way there, we had a debate about the song, "This little light of mine." My children seem to think that THIS version was the original version. I was trying...

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Have you heard of the Posture of Pause

Have you heard of the Posture of Pause

Did you know that as the need for God's people to show up increases, the enemy is getting craftier in the obstacles he is presenting to hinder us. If that is where you have found yourself, can I tell you, "you are not alone." The enemy is working overtime in this...

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What I did in 2020 to Turn Lemons into Lemonade

What I did in 2020 to Turn Lemons into Lemonade

2020 was all about doing the hard, uncomfortable, tasking work that I had put off for years. It was the year I stopped making excuses and started making changes. I’ve often wondered how people achieved certain levels of success. Especially when social media makes it...

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