Hope Starts Here?

My session with my mentor Jerry had been less than fun, I was feeling the weight of the journey ahead of me and the work to be done. “Richie, you’re still the key.” he had said. As I was leaving, I read words on a banner that I’ve passed hundreds of times over the years.…

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Breaking the Silence Around Porn – A Guest Interview

Research shows that the number of men and women getting hooked by porn is rising. We can’t fool ourselves by believing that this issue isn’t touching us in the church. In many cases pornography is destroying us. As a ministry, we have determined that we will speak up to say, “Let’s talk about this.” I’m happy…

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Intentional Grattitude

The other day a friend exuberantly told me some excellent news. I was very excited for her and eager to share the news with the others in my family. When I told Richie and the kids, Caleb’s bright-eyed response was, “We should celebrate! We should have a sparkly drink with dinner tonight!” Can we bring…

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The Myth of Happily Ever After

I (Richie) was listening, but could hardly believe what I was hearing.  My friend, Janice, was telling me exactly why she believed that God had given her permission to divorce her husband! With great emotion on her face she blurted, “I know it’s not God’s will for me to be miserable the rest of my life!”  …

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Praise

A while back I decided it was time to sell our house.  God didn’t want us to live in an unfinished house with a mortgage over our heads.  I brought this to my husband and said it was time to simplify our lives.  We started looking for property.  We found some real fixer-uppers, which appears…

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