Posts By: dukeslee

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Tuesday 27th June 2017

If you’re feeling weak or defeated, try this.

windshield, rear view mirror

He just wanted to walk again. That’s been his prayer for months now. If all went as planned, Dad would finally get to stand upright again. He texted me from the the passenger seat of his car, while Mom drove. They were on their way to Mayo Clinic to meet with Dad’s prosthetic team. ...

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Tuesday 20th June 2017

We All Just Needed Someone to Love, So God Made a Family

We All Just Needed Someone to Love, So God Made a Family

And on the 8th day, God looked down on the good earth he made and said, “I need people to love and care for each other.” So, God made a family. God said “I need a lot of somebodies to show the world what it means to weave hearts, to shape souls, and to stubbornly stick […]

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Tuesday 13th June 2017

Six Words That Can Make ALL The Difference

Six Words That Can Make ALL The Difference

I don’t talk about the devil much. I hate to give him too much press or too much credit. But some days, there’s no way around it. He’s got to be called out for who he is: liar, liar, pants on fire.  Today is one of those days. Today is a day when I might be tempted to believe […]

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Thursday 8th June 2017

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

take thoughts captive

Maybe you’ve heard the Native American legend about wolves. It’s a parable that perfectly illustrates the way to happiness. According to the story, the grandson of an old Cherokee chief asked his grandfather, “Why is life so unhappy?” The wise chief thought for a moment and then asked his ...

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Tuesday 6th June 2017

How to Start a Chain Reaction of Good Habits

How to Start a Chain Reaction of Good Habits

I have an on-again, off-again relationship with exercise. Mostly, I exercise to support my taco habit. And when I do exercise, I expect the results to be instant and spectacular. So naturally, I have a lot of unrealistic expectations regarding exercise. Last winter, I suspended my exercise ...

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Monday 29th May 2017

Six Ways to Find Peace in a Hectic World

true peace

#TellHisStory linkup below, along with an invitation to a FREE summit on overcoming fear! ~ Jennifer  Our family will visit the cemetery today. Someone from the American Legion will hand us poppies. The pastor will say a few words to those who’ve gathered. And then, we will bow our heads ...

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Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Will You Pray This Prayer With Me?

Will You Pray This Prayer With Me?

Dear God, The sun came out for the first time in days, and to me, it looked as if You poured a layer of gold atop everything. I stood for a moment on the back deck, face tipped toward the sky. I closed my eyes and felt the gentle weight of heaven-shine. In a moment […]

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Tuesday 16th May 2017

It’s Official. I’m Clueless. (But That’s Okay)

It's Official. I'm Clueless. (But That's Okay)

Several years ago, a mom’s group in California asked me to deliver a message about letting go of our need for people’s approval. They proposed having me deliver my message via Skype to 150 mothers, instead of flying me from Iowa to California. I said yes, because I know the kind of ...

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Tuesday 9th May 2017

On Mother’s Day, 15 Things I Want My Daughters to Know

On Mother's Day, 15 Things I Want My Daughters to Know

Dear Daughters, There are approximately 10,952 things I want you to know, but these 15 are the ones I absolutely, positively pray that you will never, ever forget. 1 – I will always love you. Always. As in, you can’t get de-loved in this house — or in this life. You might just make massive ...

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Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Looking to add meaning to your life? Start with laughter.

Looking to add meaning to your life? Start with laughter.

For Lauren Casper, living with her five-year-old autistic son, Mareto, is a lot like playing the telephone game. He blurts out little phrases that have their origin in something he saw or heard, but by the time they make their way through his mind and back out of his mouth they’ve ...

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