Rise To The Occasion

Have you ever had someone rise to the occasion for you? I was fortunate to have someone do just that for me at a very critical point of my life when I was fighting cancer. My father spoke this excerpt from my book My Climb. He shared this with a group Christian businessman the very same day I had my bone marrow transplant. I was a young girl whose brother, Scott, was the one who rose to the...
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The Heart of the Matter

When I think of February, I can’t help but picture a big, beautiful, heart-shaped box of chocolates. But as wonderful as that may be, there are two other hearts that are even more incredible! The first is the physical heart. Even today, this muscle still has doctors mind-boggled as to what keeps it ticking! But did you know these fast facts about this creation of our amazing Lord? • The heart is...
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The Best Is Yet To Come

There was once a young woman diagnosed with a terminal illness and given three months to live. As she was getting her things in order, she contacted her pastor and asked him to come to her house to discuss her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in. The pastor was pre-paring to leave...
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Your Greatest Hope

How many of you have been in a desperate situation and been told by a friend or loved one, “You just need to have faith.” They may have been well-meaning and sincere, but don’t you want to ask, “Are you serious? Do you have any idea what you’re suggesting? I’m hurting, and ‘faith’ is like a foreign word to me right now!” There have been times in this girl’s heart when the word ‘faith’ couldn’t...
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Got H-O-P-E?

The holidays will soon be upon us, and though they are supposed to be a joyous and relaxing time, they’re often anything but. In fact, many people deal with depression, anxiety, and difficult circumstances during the holidays more than they do at any other time of the year. If that’s you – or of you know someone who will need encouragement for Thanksgiving through the New Year and beyond, let me...
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