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Jan
02

My 5 Most Popular Blogs of 2013

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My Most Popular Blogs of 2013

Thanks to all of you who take time to read my blogs. I truly am honored and appreciate your private messages, comments, and Facebook shares.  I thought you might enjoy this list of my 5 most popular blogs of 2013. Happy reading and Happy New Year!

 
1.  1. Holding Mom’s Hand 


2.  2. A Tribute to My Daughter 


3.  3. Finding Strength and Grace When I am Overwhelmed
 
 
4.  4. Unplugged 


5.  5. The 5 Most Important Relational Truths I’ve Learned in the Last 5 Years 
 
 

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May
03

Rainbows and Roses

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Little girls dream of the day their daddy walks them down the aisle and gives them away to the man of their dreams but life sometimes doesn’t unfold according to our dreams.

Last Saturday when my niece, Whitney, appeared as a beautiful bride about to walk down the aisle to her soon-to-be husband, the excitement of hopes and dreams was intermingled with the disappointment of loss and grief. Her daddy, and my twin brother, Mike, was not on her arm. We lost him to heaven 15 years ago.

For the most part, we stayed focused on the joys of the moment but it was impossible not to feel the pain of loss. Many of us, including my niece, were wiping our eyes of tears as we simultaneously experienced the grief over what should have been and the joy over what was.

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Apr
18

Are You Enough?

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And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and they were not ashamed. Genesis 2:25

If you pause long enough to allow those words to penetrate your heart, you might just conclude that they are among some of the most powerful words in the Bible.

God’s original design.

God’s intention.

No shame.

Authenticity.

No hiding.

And yet, we’ve fallen far.

Not just in the area of marriage but in all our relationships.

When’s the last time you faced the monster called shame? My guess is that it was probably not that long ago.

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1. On a mission trip to Trinidad in April 2012, a young Trini woman asked me to pray for her hearing. I had difficulty understanding her because of her accent and because of the loud music playing in the background. However, I did understand that she had a problem with her hearing. I felt impressed to pray for God to do a creative miracle in her hearing and make it just as it was when He created her. Immediately she began to cry and rejoice and tell me that she could hear. It was a stunning moment, both for her and for me. Later this young woman reported that she had lost her hearing in one ear early in life due to repeated ear infections and that the apparatus in her ear for hearing had actually degenerated. Doctors had told her that her that she’d never hear again in that ear. God totally restored her hearing in less than a minute! Wow!

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Nov
08

Keep Bleeding Love

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 “You cut me open and I keep, keep bleeding love.”

 Leona Lewis’s recording gave voice to strong sentiment for millions.

“Closed off from love, I didn’t need the pain.
Once or twice was enough, and it was all in vain.
Time starts to pass; before you know it you’re frozen.”

 Leona sings of how she’d cut her heart off from love after being hurt and disappointed in her relationships. As her story continues, she speaks of finding a new love and the risk of becoming vulnerable again.

“But nothing’s greater than the risk that comes with your embrace.
And in this world of loneliness, I see your face.”

Yet the lyrics hint of an unhealthiness in the new relationship. Friends warn her that she’s crazy. She tries to cut off the vein of her love, but yet she keeps bleeding love.

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