Halloween isn’t scary. Prayer is scary.

I love a good “controlled” scare. Would you believe there’s evidence that it might actually be beneficial?

Things like a good jump scene in a movie or someone sneaking up behind me. And I have a special fondness for rowdy roller coasters.

My son—grown, out of college, and on his own—still delights in making his mama shriek. But Mama has a few scary tricks up her own sleeve.

Like PRAYER.

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What my fracture boot is teaching me about my walk

I’m sporting a not-so-stylish accessory these days.

After spending the better part of 2013 searching for relief from my foot pain, I had surgery (Jan 9th). The first week was painful, but thankfully I’m on the mend and off my crutches.

The boot, I’m afraid, is here to stay for a while.

It’s all-good and will be worth it when I’m back to exercising in the spring, hopefully without pain. In the meantime, I’m schlepping this crazy boot. Believe it or not, this thing preaches to me.

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The ER isn’t usually a funny place, but funny conversations happen there

I have a knack of turning something sobering into something silly.

I don’t mean to. Really. I know it’s important to be fully present and feel the weight of the moment, but for some reason my contemplative self passes the baton to my snarky self and off she goes.

One of the most sobering things of late has been my mom’s stroke. Few things upend your family’s world like a stroke does.

For years I recorded prayer requests of stroke victims and their families. And I prayed for them, but I had no idea what they went through.

Now I do.

Now I know some of the struggles and decisions and heartaches. I also know you can find joy where you least expect it. Like in the emergency room.

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5 Things I Learned in September

Several of my blogging friends have started linking up at the end of the month and sharing some of the things they’ve learned. I’ve pretty much sworn off linkups, but this one is too much fun and I can no longer resist. I’ve narrowed it down to five, and one of them involves the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir… won’t you join me?

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Pondering Psalm 23

The familiar words of Psalm 23 breathe life into my weary soul. It’s a standby for anytime I need to recharge my spiritual batteries because of something profound. I’m sharing it over on the blog today. Won’t you join me? I’d love to hear your insights on this comforting psalm!

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What “The Voice” Taught Me About God

My husband and I watched the premier of “The Voice” and I had an interesting thought: Some people go through life performing for others. Parents, bosses, coaches, and even God. Do you think God is interested in our performance? Join me and share your thoughts.

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Jesus in the Passover

Shalom! Our Jewish friends just celebrated Passover, and I must confess – I am completely nerdy when it comes to Jewish Feasts. The symbolism is amazing! I’ll try not to get too detailed, but I can’t let this week go by without getting a tiny bit nerdy. Will you indulge me?

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An Interview With Gina Holmes

I’m excited to introduce you to my friend Gina Holmes. Gina is a best-selling contemporary fiction author, and her new book just released to rave reviews (including mine). Wings of Glass tackles the tough subject of domestic violence in a Christian marriage. Won’t you join us?

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Why I’m not worried about the election

Are you as sick as I am of campaign ads and political posturing? I’ve already cast my vote, and to be honest, I’m ready for it to end. And I’m not worried about the outcome. Wonder why? Hop over today and see…

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