Slow the Pace to Win the Race

REMEMBER THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE STORY? The Hare tore out of the starting gate like a bat out of you know where, causing him to lose the race. The tortoise moved at a much slower, steady pace and eventually won the race. Hurrying our way through life never accomplishes anything but more hurry, and in the wake of hurry, we tend to leave scatter...
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You Are Enough! Believing God's Truth Instead of Your To-Do List

THE CLOCK SCREAMED AT ME. There was no alarm, and no actual screaming, but as I looked at the numbers, I was reminded of all the times my mom used both my first and middle name. Hearing her yell, “Rebecca Anne,” meant I was in trouble. Not just any trouble, but big trouble — the kind of trouble I couldn’t charm my way out of — the kind of troubl...
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Delivered Through Not From

I WAS NUMB, but deep inside I knew what he was talking about. “What do you mean by ‘nodule?’”, I asked my Gastroenterologist. I had to know but wasn’t sure I wanted to. The unthinkable for the majority of males over 50 was happening to me, and by June 11, 2016, it was confirmed: I had prostate cancer. Frustration was the first word that came to ...
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Beach Meanderings

There’s a calm that comes with the vastness of the ocean view. I take to the beach in search of some serious alone time—pushing the pause button on life to relax and reflect. 
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Launching our Children with Love

Many parents struggle with their children’s transition to young adulthood. Sometimes — and I’m speaking from parental experience — it’s hard to let go. We want to help them. We want to give them what we didn’t have when we were their age. But, in all of our wants, are we hindering them from growing up and being responsible?
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God Hears

Oh the drama. My world was coming to an end, and I can’t even remember why. What I do remember is crying out to the Lord as a very young Christ follower. I prayed, “If I ever have a daughter, please allow us to get along well while she lives at home, and please don’t let her struggle with weight or body image.” 
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