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Deuteronomy 1:22-25: Motivations of the Heart Matter

Then all of you came to me and said, “Let us send men ahead to spy out the land for us and bring back a report about the route we are to take and the towns we will come to.” The idea seemed good to me; so I selected twelve of you, one man from… Continue reading Deuteronomy 1:22-25: Motivations of the Heart Matter

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Deuteronomy 1:20-21: Do Not Be Afraid! Do Not Be Discouraged

As the old man continues his talk, he turns toward the screen with his arms open wide. His booming voice echoes off the canyon walls. The sound vibrations resonate in your chest as his words invade your heart. You can’t help but look over the horizon. And even though the view is different from the… Continue reading Deuteronomy 1:20-21: Do Not Be Afraid! Do Not Be Discouraged

Devotionals, My Story

Make Him Forget His Love Of The Game

I love football. Football season is one of my most favorite times of the year. I look forward to it like a little kid looks forward to Christmas. Yesterday at my son’s game, one of his coaches yelled to one of the linebackers: “Make him forget his love of the game!” I know this boy.… Continue reading Make Him Forget His Love Of The Game

31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

A Challenge for Me, A Blessing For You (?)

I’m go glad you came today! I love having you on this journey with me. Please know you’re on my mind and in my heart every day, and that I pray for you regularly.  Today, I’m thrilled to share that I’ve been invited to participate in a 31-Day writing challenge with several other Christian writers,… Continue reading A Challenge for Me, A Blessing For You (?)

Devotionals

Deuteronomy 1:19: A Time of Refining

The next picture of remembrance is of a vast land. A terrifying wilderness. The land you had just come out of. A shudder creeps down your spine. It looks beautiful in a desolate sort of way. But there are hidden dangers lurking in the shadows and great difficulties this picture doesn’t reveal. Rock, ravines, and… Continue reading Deuteronomy 1:19: A Time of Refining

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Reflect

I’ve Been Duped

I was incredulous! There’s no way Mrs. Lois Evans would start following me on Twitter. No way. Tony Evans wife? Priscilla Schreier’s mom? No way! Ok, Girl, breathe and investigate this… (Background on the business side of writing—One of the tasks writers must do is build a “Tribe,” a group of people who love us… Continue reading I’ve Been Duped

Deuteronomy, Devotionals, My Story, Reflect

Deuteronomy 1:9-18, Wise Council Taken To Heart and Positive Changes

“Moses continued, “At that time I told you, ‘You are too great a burden for me to carry all by myself. The Lord your God has increased your population, making you as numerous as the stars! And may the Lord, the God of your ancestors, multiply you a thousand times more and bless you as… Continue reading Deuteronomy 1:9-18, Wise Council Taken To Heart and Positive Changes

Boundaries, Deuteronomy, Devotionals, ImportanceofBibleStudy

Deuteronomy 1:6-8: Borders of Freedom

When the next slide illuminates the screen, you see a map of the Promised Land. Not the land per se, but its borders, its boundaries. Your heart slams against your rib cage as you consider this is the land your parents refused to enter, and the land you and all those around you get to… Continue reading Deuteronomy 1:6-8: Borders of Freedom

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Deuteronomy 1:6-7a: Time to Move Out

As the next slide clicks into place, you shift slightly to ward off stiffness and think, "this message isn't quite what I expected. I was expecting a pep fest, a locker room rouser—not a history lesson." But you’re still captivated. Maybe it's the old man's cadence. Maybe because you feel like each word is spoken… Continue reading Deuteronomy 1:6-7a: Time to Move Out