Live Like It Matters Challenge

Truth Seekers

This month’s Here’s To You is a nod to the team of people who made an old story new again for millions of us who need to hear it. White Lies is a serialized podcast about the murder of James Reeb in 1965 in Selma, Alabama. More than that, it’s about what happens when an…

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Let’s Raise a Toast

Over a decade ago, I was part of a ministry team that taught groups, planned events, and wrote curriculum. I wanted to grow as a leader and speaker for the ministry and told my husband I needed a group of people willing to give me their time and attention. I needed an audience who listened,…

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The Extra Milers

This month’s Here’s to You tribute is to the extra milers in our lives. We know them by their exceptional effort or kindness. Extra milers go above and beyond what’s required or expected and they do it without conditions, without expecting something in return. Several years ago, I wrote about someone I observed going the…

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Teacher, Teacher

She believed in me when I didn’t know what I believed about myself. She helped me see who I wanted to be. She looked me in the eyes and listened. She cared and I took her words to heart. I called her Mrs. Guthrie. We all did. She was the computer/word processing teacher and led…

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Ten More Minutes

I wanted to write this months ago, but I didn’t have the words. I thought about including it in my year-end post, but knew it deserved more than a few sentences. When others live like it matters and touch our lives in significant ways it’s important to tell them. Each month in 2019, I will…

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Get Ready

I was in my twenties before I heard then cherished the Christmas hymn O Come Emmanuel. For the first time I thought about the generations of saints who waited and longed for the promised Messiah. Since then I celebrated Advent a handful of times before I made it the central part of my personal celebration several…

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Because We Can

I’m skipping Monday School today so I can share what my friends and I did over the weekend. We ran the Nashville Sprint Spartan Race on Saturday and the Nashville Super on Sunday. Those are my fifth and sixth Spartan races but the first time I’ve done Spartan races two days in a row. The…

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What’s Next?

Last year, I took my commitment to grow as a communicator to another level when I attended the Speak Up Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I signed up to attend again this year, but was stressed over the time away from my family and the time off from work. I almost backed out. I’m thankful…

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The 2017 Roundup

doors by Joanna Schley

Changes bring…….well, changes. No matter what kind it is, loss is difficult. While my family and I dealt with loss because of a necessary but painful ending, 2017 was a grand year. I wrote Broken about a month before the ending. I see now that I was writing anticipating the difficulty of what would come…

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Open Spaces

If I’m not careful I end up doing a lot of additional things and ignoring the essential ones.

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