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Discover Your Purpose Today!

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There is someone you know right now who is struggling with this question — “Why am I here?” They may be new graduate, a stay-at-home-mom who feels displaced, or a forty-something who wonders if dreams will ever come true. It may even be you. No matter who you know, there is a REAL answer to that question. You are chosen by a loving, insightful, and creative God for a purpose. You can know what that purpose is. Chosen for Purpose: Overcoming Giants and Living Your Dreams is a book full of real-life stories, Biblical inspiration, and practical application. I wrote it for people who, like I did, struggle with feeling like life is passing them by and their dreams will never come true. I wrote this for you. Get your copy today and if you buy the paperback from Amazon, you can get the Kindle version for free. That is 2 books for the price of one. Read the Kindle version and give the paperback away to a loved one. Whatever you do, know this: you are you for a reason. You are chosen for purpose.

Terrorist Killings of Christians: Questions on Martyrs and Forgiveness

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Diving In the Deep End of Some Very Hot Water… I do not want to fight or argue politics with anyone, but I do want to pose a question. Do you think when we decry the horrific violence and murder of Christians (by whoever’s hand — pygmies, guerrillas, or terrorists) that we miss the opportunity […]

Living in Freedom and Forgiveness

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This post is by guest, Brooke Lynn. She is a writer and a speaker who passionately lives — reaching others with God’s word and love. She is a survivor of abuse, sharing her past pain and recovery to encourage others with hope. She enjoys exercising, watching movies and playing with her three dogs.   Confession […]

The Best Way to Say Hello to a New Year (Or How I Said Goodbye to A Bad Old One!)


2014 was not a good year I awoke with a dissatisfaction so stagnant I was choking on it. My soul felt heavy and my physical body felt the same. In the past year my children have been hospitalized four times, victimized by others and dragged down by depression and anxiety. I have watched as each […]

Mountains versus Valleys: A Change of Perspective

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This is a guest post by my best friend, Elise Haagensen. Elise is a beautifully creative woman. She dances, she crafts, she cooks, she home schools and she does it all while looking absolutely fabulous. Years ago, when I was on the cusp of walking away from the Lord, she let me sit on her […]