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Enough and Exhausted

The local newspaper knew they made a mistake choosing me as a “Woman to Watch” the minute the photographer called me. “Would you like to do the photo shoot at your office or your home?” she asked. “Neither,” I replied. “The public doesn’t want to see that.” It didn’t get any better a few days […]

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Lessons from the Boss

Perhaps the infrequency of my posting is sufficient commentary on marriage, motherhood and ministry, but I think it has more to do with building habits.   “They say” it takes something like 16 days to form a habit. I’m not that patient. Sixteen days seems too much, it should happen in two or not at all.  […]

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Failing Forward

I’m afraid to fail.  There it is, in print, my greatest fear in life.  I’m afraid to fail as a mom, as a wife, as a pastor and as a human being. Sadly, there have been seasons of my life where this fear has been an asset and I’ve learned to rely on it.  For […]

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More vs. Better

I left my office yesterday at 2:15. It was a bold move considering the piles of unfinished work on my desk, the volume of e-mails beckoning for a response, and the staff watching dumbfounded as I walked away with unanswered questions still hanging in the air. I went home, put on sneakers and ran out […]

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Made for this

I stood there sweating with adrenaline pounding in my veins and my heart smiled.  I was made for this. This morning I had the privilege of speaking to about 120 6th-12th graders at a Christian academy in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.  They’re having a week-long “Awakening” and I was asked to help kick it off. […]

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