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My God Story – Ella Van Deusen

I've waited weeks now to introduce you to my sweet friend Ella Van Deusen! We ...

One of the Good Ones

You may call me shameless, and that’s okay.  However, I have someone who deserves a pat ...

Weary and Discouraged

As the iconic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” opens, we meet George Bailey, a banker ...

Your Story

Have you ever wondered how your life’s story would read if it were part of ...

I Don’t Want To

For several years, our small tribe of women met for Bible study with female inmates ...

No Time to Play Games

Last Monday rubbed my patience about as raw as sushi. And I hate sushi. Everything ...

A Life That Matters

The motley tribe of seven disciples sat quietly beside the sea trying to understand the ...
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You May Argue, But …

Whenever my brain waves begin to lay flat and my mind becomes exhausted from a ...
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What Do You Want for the Children in Your Life?

What do you want for the children in your life? That was the question I ...
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Why Travel Perfection Road?

On the outside my grandmother Josephine looked like any other grandmother. She wore glasses, gray ...
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When a Rock Cranks Your Tractor

Looking at rocks at 7:00 in the morning cranked my tractor about as much as ...
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How Can It Be?

The annual K-LOVE Fan Awards is all grown up now. However, it began with a ...
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Let’s Start Over

I hated math, but I loved my 10th grade geometry teacher. Her many years in the ...
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With His Hands on Mine

It usually takes a couple of Sunday morning songs for me to get my worship ...
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Hold You?

Human touch comforts the brokenhearted, electrifies lovers, encourages the defeated, soothes the restless, and cements ...
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Literal Love

Ron and I still smile toothy grins when we think about his first visit to ...
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Ready to Reset

Jesus made making peace with God a simple process. Yet, when it comes to making ...
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Holding On To a Holy Moment

Our mountainside home overlooks beautiful Lake Guntersville. Some mornings, I stand at my back door ...
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The Hardest Part of the Journey

Thankfully, making peace with God is a simple process. He makes it simple because He ...
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Squeezed

If you stood a Christian and a non-Christian side by side, it might be impossible ...
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On a Scale from 1 to 10 …

It was a simple question: On a scale from 1 to 10, how peaceful are ...
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A New Year’s Blanket

If snow blanketed our world every day in a glistening shimmer we might take its ...
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2021

There's a new year coming! Some will be glad to see it go while others hate ...
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Simply Jesus

The classic Christmas movie The Polar Express delivers a trainload of insightful spiritual comparisons. Last week, I used ...
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How Much Love

Who doesn't love a friend who looks for the best in you and then makes it ...
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A Long Line of Love

Truly, there is no greater joy than knowing your children and their children are walking ...
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My Thanksgiving Song

Do you underline things in your Bible? I do. I want the ones reading behind ...

A Swirl of Thoughts and Emotions

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There’s Always Room for More

Friends often fill the chambers of our hearts much like the Jews filled the Tabernacle. ...
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Church Lepers

Desperation shoved her through the doors of the drug rehab facility. Counselors and teachers there ...
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Saving Nicodemus

Whenever I feel the urge to splurge for dinner, my craving often shoves me toward ...
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I Was … But God … And Now …

Yesterday, my doctor friend casually asked how old Ron and I were. I’m sure that ...
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A Letter to My Child

Dear Child of Mine, In times like these, maybe you could use a reminder of ...
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Perpetual Peace

Red flags whipped wildly in the leftover winds of Tropical Storm Ida. Orange Beach authorities ...
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Don’t Let the Golden Rule Rub You the Wrong Way

My elementary school pencil boxes were made exactly like my granddaddy’s cigar boxes. But rather ...
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Regrets, I Have a Few …

… but then again, too few to mention.” If you’re old enough to remember the ...
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Wishing and Hoping

Star light, star brightFirst star I see tonightI wish I mayI wish I mightHave the ...
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It’s Over!

Last week’s blog The Miracle of the Rescue highlighted Mary Magdalene’s deliverance from demon possession as portrayed ...
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The Miracle of the Rescue

Most likely, you’ve either seen or heard about The Chosen, a new series based on the ...
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What Jesus Means to Me

My fourteen-year-old grandson Camden has a passion for writing. Because his career goal is to ...
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What to Do with Careless Words

I had been teaching long enough to know better, but I said it anyway.  I’ve ...
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What Jesus Needed

Who are the friends you want beside you in a crisis? Who prays for you ...
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What Can One Person Do?

What can one person do to help change the direction of our country? I’ve struggled ...
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Take Me as I Am

The waitress poured us another cup of coffee. Not seeing the bottom of our cups ...
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What a Sweet, Sweet Spirit!

Does any of this sound familiar? Your emotions are pushing you in one direction, but ...
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Props for the Drooping

Street corners, window boxes, and yards are filled with beautiful flowers this season! Newest plants ...
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Keeping the Light On and Staying Out of the Darkness

https://vimeo.com/568614011 What Won't Help Someone Struggling with Depression Trying HarderCriticizing DisbelievingComparingOver SpiritualizingDismissingDeflectingRedirectingMinimizingReducingTaken from Out of ...
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A Solid Lump of Burning Fire

Our house sits perched on the edge of Gunter Mountain. From our deck, you can ...
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Martha and Mary’s Hidden Gem

If you listen to playing children for very long, you’ll most likely hear the words, ...
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Reflections of You and Me

Mountains or beach? Most of us develop an intense preference for one or the other ...
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The One Jesus Loves

Happy Tuesday! I've taken the week off, but I'm happy to say that you have ...
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Sweat, Grass, and Sam Cooke

Last summer, the swelter of the hot southern day forced my skin to do more ...
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Can You Answer One Question?

The message for ladies struggling with drug and alcohol addiction rested quietly in my notebook. ...
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Catfish and Dead Bodies

It seemed like we were scuba diving in chocolate milk. My coworker John and I ...
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Your Life on the Big Screen

Whenever I get to linger with my grandchildren, one of them will usually pop out ...
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Unrequited Love

Whether it’s romance or friendship, nothing stings as sharply, nor as long, as unrequited love. ...
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Is There Fire in Your Bones?

When the Spirit wants to remind you of something, He often causes the oddest verses ...
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Dealing With A Slow Someday

John Fogerty’s song from the 70’s starts out, “First thing I remember was asking Papa, ...
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Just for Fun Today

Three years ago today my mother went to be with Jesus. However, I'm choosing to ...
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Who Would You Be If You Weren’t You?

Years ago, our youth minister plastered the youth group’s meeting place with teen photo mashups. ...
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The Best Thing to Teach the Kids in Your Life

Last Wednesday night, the leaders of our church's children's ministry allowed me to present my ...
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Letting Go of Sameness

Cooking breakfast used to be so simple. Back when my man went to work at ...
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Significantly Insignificant

The Samaritan woman didn’t know she was being set up by God. She woke up that ...
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Toddler Love

When an old dog needs to learn new tricks, sometimes it’s the puppies who lead ...
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The Look of Love

Valentine’s Day offers the opportunity for tokens of love to slip from even the shyest ...
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It’s a Process

Today's post appeared Sunday on Lean into Jesus Ministries' website. It's always an honor to ...
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Indescribable Joy

Do you recognize the name Peter Halajian? At 26, Peter moved to Naugatuck, Connecticut from ...
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Fear and Trembling

“What does fear and trembling mean to you in this verse?” That was the question ...
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When God Moves You to a Different Church

Have you ever seen a movie that began by dropping you right into the middle ...
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Learning from Messy Friendships

Relationships are messy, aren’t they?  Friendships help nurture us, but they can also be the ...
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A Word for 2021

A new year is like the brand-new box of crayons you opened on the first ...
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Baby Love

Have you ever wondered why God sent Jesus to earth as a baby? Before we ...
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A Different Kind of Christmas Message

The summer of 2014, while I peddled my latest book at a Christian conference vendor ...
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Does This Fig Leaf Make Me Look Fat?

Truth never changes.  Yet, the way we perceive, receive, and internalize truth should naturally change ...
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Nobodies to Somebodies

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Changing the Way We Think

In our desire for Finding More, you and I traveled with Saul on the road to ...
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Experiencing Grace

Ever tried to peel one of those tough onions? You know, the kind that takes ...
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Looking for Love

If you knew that an outrageously large sum of money sat in an unknown account ...
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It’s a New Day!

It’s been eight weeks, and Perfection Road finally has a fresh online presence. More importantly, ...
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Sweet, Sticky Grace

I shouldn’t have even tried it, but I did. No need to bother my grandmother ...
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We Need a New Song

I’m ready to sing a new song. How about you?  In a few weeks Perfection ...
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Chasing Sleep?

A few nights not so long ago, as sleep slipped slowly away in the soft ...
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Even Jesus Got Discouraged

“For we do not have a high priest [Jesus] who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, ...