How the resurrection changes everything

A few months ago I was in the ER when we got a call about a 5 year old girl who was found face down in a pond of water.

As the story unfolded, we learned that this autistic girl was playing on her iPad and strolled out of the house, not paying attention, and eventually walked into a freezing pond where she was eventually found face down.

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A brief and riveting personal update

I can’t decide if I should tell you about my new Amazon Fire stick today, and the ethical dilemma it poses, or if I should gloss over that and simply update you on what’s on my burners.

This April there’s nothing on my back burners. Everything is front and center.

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For Those Who are Weary in Waiting

Weariness creeps up on us unawares – sort of like the flu.

One minute we’re fine, the next we feel like death swarmed over us.

I finished speaking at a singles event last week when a woman with kind eyes came up to me. “I loved your message”, she said, “I’m still waiting on the Lord”, then her eyes filled with tears as she continued, “But I’m weary in the waiting.”

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What you can do about the Syrian refugee crisis

Does your brain ever go numb because of the size of the problem you’re facing?

Mine does.

And when it does, I’m tempted to mentally check out – to catch up on my ever growing Netflix queue instead since that is a massive problem I know I can manage.

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How to Influence People Deeply

There is something awesome that happens in my soul when someone prays for me.

My friend Bob calls to invite me to something.

He stops himself early in the conversation and asks what I should expect him to ask by now: “How can I pray for you, Lina?”

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A Possible Cure for Negativity

Have you ever met a sick doctor?

Trust me. You don’t want to.

In the last 2 weeks I’d diagnosed myself with 17 different diseases and come up with a few still unnamed ones to explain my symptoms.

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