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First Impression Specialist

Several years ago I had the joy of being our church’s first receptionist. Prior to me taking the position, we didn’t have one particular person answering the phones or greeting people who came through the front door. However, as our church grew, the need to deleg…

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Created to Conquer

Several years ago, during a women's conference in the beautiful Sierra Mountains outside of Yosemite National Park, I surprised myself by signing up for the high ropes course. I had never done anything remotely like that since the tree climbing days of my child…

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Take Me Away

As I stepped into the shower this morning, the phrase “Calgon take me away” was running through my mind. How many of you remember that television commercial? The makers of the bubble bath promised to bring us relaxation and calmness as its soothing scent infus…

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The Dance

I learned to love dancing at an early age. Both of my parents were avid dancers and I would accompany them on many of their outings. Under the guidance of my father, one of the first things I learned was to allow him to lead. I learned to be attuned to the gentle …

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Ready to Soar

The day I gave birth to my son, I learned what it meant to truly labor. I don’t mean what it meant to be in pain, though that certainly came with it. I’m talking about working and working hard. For nineteen hours, I exerted myself, using all the strength I had, even…

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