This blog is about to change… radically. When I started writing, I was entering the Valley of the Shadow of Cancer. This blog became an opportunity for readers to “eavesdrop” on my personal relationship with the Lord as He and I traversed that Valley together. By God’s grace, I am now cancer-free (!) … but our culture is not. There’s a different kind of cancer spreading through America. A cancer attacking one of the liberties I cherish most — Religious Liberty. Do you see it, too? What is Religious Liberty? The free expression and exercise of our faith in any and all areas of life. Why is this important? Especially… Read more »

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Tomorrow — November 20, 2017 — this blog will change radically. It will still be all about Jesus, but… well, I hope you will tune in again tomorrow to discover the new Monday-Wednesday-Friday format. But today is Sunday, which calls for a different kind of post. Because Sunday is a Sabbath day. A day for Reflection and Refreshment. Sundays — a.k.a. SON-days — with Our Savior. My past blog posts grew out of my journey through (then, beyond) the Valley of the Shadow of Cancer. Postings about my own intimate relationship with the Lord as He and I experienced Life together… Life, even within sight of the Valley of Death…. Read more »

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Friends and Followers… This is not a joke… it’s a TEST! As for jokes… Many of you know I used to be known at McCormick & Company as “The Chicken Lady.” Let’s hope, in this case, you won’t be able to say: “The yoke’s on you.” [Ugh. Sorry… couldn’t help myself!]  🙂 In anticipation of my revamped blog — with its new postings beginning on MONDAY, November 20 — I am testing to see where this post ends up when I share to Facebook. My goal is to link it with my Champions of Destiny Facebook page. So, here goes… Let the games begin! Abba’s Girl

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I didn’t know the answer to that question for more than half of my life. I was terminally broken. And the pain of it all was almost more than I could bear. Almost. I came to very brink of life. That place where I believed I could kill my pain by killing myself. I didn’t know how much LIFE and HOPE and JOY awaited me beyond the darkness that enveloped me. Until Jesus came… and pierced my darkness with His Light. “I am the Light of the World. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the Light of Life.” (John 8:12) Where was God when the tragedy… Read more »

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It’s been awhile since I have posted here. I’ve been spending most of my time posting online encouragements to my Book Launch Team for Victory in The Valley. I have also been praying about the ways the Lord is leading me to transform my future postings here. I’m EXCITED about His plan! More on all that to follow… soon! Meanwhile, I have been sitting for the last two days with the shock of it all. The shock of what happened in Sutherland Springs. When, at the precise time I was leaving my small church in my small town in Virginia, brothers and sisters I have not met — yet —… Read more »

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Part 1 of this post recounts that famous motto, “Fake it until you make it.” And the spiritual seeking of one son who has become embroiled in a cult… transforming him into someone his own family doesn’t recognize. His voice and his countenance have changed… as if he has become a different person. What does one have to do with the other? Everything. Because Ignorance can be Bliss… but not always. As You had me write in my book, Victory in The Valley: “What you don’t know can hurt you. If might even kill you.” On one hand, it’s about this father’s son. In his searching, he has bowed before some very… Read more »

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You have been speaking to me a lot about Victory, Lord. Inviting me to believe that Victory is possible in every Valley… even if the Valley doesn’t change. Thanks to You, Lord… only You. Is that why You had me write Victory in The Valley? Is that also why I am troubled by what I’ve heard many AA members exhort: “Fake it until you make it” … ???  The first 3 of AA’s 12 steps invite people to… … admit they are powerless over alcohol and their life has become unmanageable… believe a Power greater than them can restore them to sanity… turn their will and life over to the care of… Read more »

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Wow, Lord… A lot can happen in seven seconds. It’s a very short time, but it can make ALL the difference. I found that out the other day when we were riding our bikes along beautiful Bohannon Road. Eleven miles, just over one hour… with lots of shade and no traffic at all. My first 7-Second Difference was what I call “A Sighting.” I glanced up at a particular moment (thanks to You) and saw two large deer galloping across an open field to our right! They had nowhere to hide, so they just ran… leaping as they went. It’s unusual to see such a thing… at least, for me…. Read more »

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Posted by & filed under Embracing Love, Overflowing Joy.

Of course it did, Lord. It had to be the BP station… because it was a Blessing that was Providential… Beautiful + Powerful!  🙂 We had stopped there to fill up our gas can. Our car tank was full, but our lawnmower was thirsty. My Honey asked me to go inside with our only cash — $2.00 — and ask for that amount of fuel. I said, “Which pump?” (They were all in use). He said, “Watch where I go.” He went to Pump #4, where a small car sat, empty. (No sign of a driver or passenger). So I went inside. I was Customer #4 in line. Customer #1… Read more »

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Tears come in all “shapes” and sizes… don’t they, Lord? At least the ones I have cried. The ones You had me describe, in the precious book You blessed me to write: “Sometimes our Valleys are such that crying is not just inevitable, it is altogether fitting and appropriate. To deny our Grief Tears and Anger Tears is to deny part of the very Reality we must face and embrace. Such tears can fill our ‘tub’ to overflowing… inviting us to sink down into them, almost to the point of drowning. Making it seem like we will never laugh again.” (page 64, Victory in The Valley – 7 Secrets to Overcoming Life’s… Read more »

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