Posts By: dukeslee

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Tuesday 17th January 2017

How Grief Becomes Gratitude + a GIVEAWAY

How Grief Becomes Gratitude + a GIVEAWAY

Are you feeling overwhelmed lately? Chances are, the answer is, “yes.” That’s why I invited my friends Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory to share a message with us today. They’ve written a terrific new book called Overwhelmed, to help people quiet the chaos and restore their ...

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Monday 16th January 2017

How To Deal With People Who Try To Bring You Down

choose kindness

I got a nasty email recently, which is really unusual around here. Most of my readers are incredibly kind and encouraging, and aren’t the kind of people who shoot off mean emails at 3 a.m. I confess, I wanted to type back the most awful, non-Christian response to the meanie in my inbox. ...

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Tuesday 10th January 2017

One Thing That Might be Sabotaging Your Relationships + A GIVEAWAY

One Thing That Might be Sabotaging Your Relationships + A GIVEAWAY

You guys — I crave connection, like I crave chocolate. Or sushi. 🙂 But I have gone through SERIOUS seasons of drought when it comes to relationships. You, too? We all long for meaningful relationships – with friends and with God. But where do we start? Start here with this book: Craving ...

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Tuesday 3rd January 2017

The Magical Habit of Lingering (+ a FREE journal!)

The Magical Habit of Lingering (+ a FREE journal!)

For a couple weeks before Christmas, I spent most of my waking hours helping my parents, whom I love dearly. Dad was recovering from a surgery on his amputated leg; meanwhile, Mom was using a wheelchair because of intense pain in her back. We left the hospital on a Thursday, and we brought Mom ...

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Monday 26th December 2016

If you want to give up before 2017 even starts

If you want to give up before 2017 even starts

We waited, with hearts pumping in anticipation at the starting line. Then, the sound of a cannon boomed through the cloudless sky. It was our signal to start. And we were off, feet pounding across the grass as music blasted through the speakers.  Anna and I joined hundreds of other girls ...

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Wednesday 21st December 2016

make it all about Jesus … (a short Christmas poem)

Make It All About Jesus.

I strung all the lights on my pre-lit fake tree Shopped Amazon Prime ‘cause the shipping is free I checked in with Pinterest for tablescape trends Then hustled to mail cards to family and friends when lo, in my heart there arose a faint sound  T’was a voice so distinct, with a truth so ...

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Sunday 18th December 2016

Maybe this is what we’re all really waiting for

Maybe this is what we're all really waiting for

I kneel on the floor by the old man’s recliner. Sunday afternoon sunlight slants through the nursing home window, warming my back. The old farmer’s red-rimmed eyes shimmer when we talk about the harvest and last Sunday’s Bible readings at our white-steepled church, tucked between two ...

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