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The Power of Purpose: When We Live It, Others Are Changed By It

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou Dick was one of the 20 members of my Sunday school class that I began attending in mid-July. A couple of weeks after that, he sat beside me because he arrived late and I’m always on the back...

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The Power of Purpose: Love God, Love People

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and … Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-38 NIV Jesus gave us two primary directives: love God and love people.  I heard it broken down this simply at the church across the street. I felt desperate to attend an in-person service and they reopened in May. My plan was to go there until...

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The Power Of Purpose: What We Focus On

“If you focus on obstacles, then you give them more power. Instead, focus on your purpose, …” Ralph Marston The scarier the world got because of virus outbreaks, violence, and violations of freedom, the more scared I got because it’s what I focused on.  It seemed easier to create chaos than to create content for another book...

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Making Peace With Mom

“Healing is an inside job.” B. J. Palmer Every Mother’s Day is a reminder of what a counselor told me 39 years ago, “Until you make peace with your mother, you’ll never be at peace with yourself.”  After trying and failing to make peace face-to-face with Mom and then with her memory, I tried dismissing his counsel. After all, it’d been...

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Grateful to Be Nobody for Jesus (a post about our purpose)

“The evidence for Jesus' resurrection is so strong that nobody would question it except for two things: First, it is a very unusual event. And second, if you believe it happened, you have to change the way you live.” Wolfhart Pannenberg The title of this blog post inspired by Casting Crowns' song, "Nobody." Every time I hear the word...

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Do You Want To Get Better?

“You either get bitter or you get better. It's that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you.” Josh Shipp, author and motivational speaker  A disturbing outburst of "mental illness" continues among...

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My Word for 2020 – Jesus

“The sweet Name of Jesus produces in us holy thoughts, fills the soul with noble sentiments, strengthens virtue, begets good works, and nourishes pure affection. All spiritual food leaves the soul dry, if it contain not that penetrating oil, the Name Jesus.” St Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) Instead of making resolutions I’m likely to...

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Hi, I’m Kim.

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