Posts By: dukeslee

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Tuesday 1st November 2016

A 7-Day Challenge Guaranteed to Make You Smile

A 7-Day Challenge Guaranteed to Make You Smile

The other day, I was on the verge of having another anxiety attack — the same kind that I wrote about in my book The Happiness Dare. I could feel it coming on — an overwhelming sense of heart-pounding panic, difficulty breathing, dizziness. There wasn’t any one thing that set ...

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Saturday 29th October 2016

When Your Pain Becomes a Seed for Your Purpose

When Your Pain Becomes a Seed for Your Purpose

I have a friend, Monica, who has this uncanny ability to see and serve people who are suffering. She is one of those people who, when she says she’s praying, you know it’s a promise. You know she’ll literally fall to her knees, praying circles over people in pain. It’s ...

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Tuesday 25th October 2016

how taking the broken way leads you to real wholeness

how taking the broken way leads you to real wholeness

A few dozen friends gathered at Laity Lodge in Texas one fall. It was a cool Sunday morning, along the jade-colored Frio River, and the morning light shone in just right on the communion table, with autumn showing off outside the windows. The pastor was a friend, Gordon. I don’t remember ...

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Thursday 20th October 2016

the TV show that is saving my sanity and recovering my delight

the TV show that is saving my sanity and recovering my delight

Last spring, Scott and I sat side by side in the living room, blinking through tears as the final credits of “Parenthood” rolled. We had binge-watched the show for months on Netflix, and we were completely NOT ready for it to end. We stared at the blank screen for a good five minutes after the ...

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Tuesday 18th October 2016

The Secret to Being the Best Kind of Friend – #TellHisStory

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As a teenager, I logged many hours babysitting kids in our tiny Iowa farming community. Early on in my babysitting “career,” my mom gave me a piece of advice that I’ve not forgotten. Mom told me that after I put the children to bed, I ought to go the extra mile by washing dishes, putting […]

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Tuesday 11th October 2016

Stand With Haiti – One Way to Make a BIG Difference TODAY

Stand With Haiti - One Way to Make a BIG Difference TODAY

A few months ago,  I stood at the front of a Haitian church. My assignment: to bring the hope of the gospel to our sisters and brothers gathered in the pews. The story I shared was this: When I was a girl, fishing with my dad, a storm came out of nowhere, leaving us vulnerable […]

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Friday 30th September 2016

in a world where you can be anything, be kind

in a world where you can be anything, be kind

I recently got an email at 3:30 a.m. from a subscriber to my blog. It was the second email I’d gotten from her, and it was filled with such harshness and contempt that it made me literally gasp out loud. Her email was a stark reminder of a culture of meanness that has cropped up around ...

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