Embracing the Happy – A Devotional

August 25, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 1

Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. Psalm 145:3, NIV. — “I’m good.” It only took me one second to say, but as soon as the words rolled off my tongue, conviction hit my heart. I quickly shifted around in the Panera booth to get more comfortable,…

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Racism at the bank – A devotional

August 19, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 1

So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me. Genesis 16:13, ESV — I’ll never forget the day I watched a racist bank customer refuse to let a woman of color help him.…

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Oreos for Breakfast – A Devotional

May 5, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals, Parenting | 0

“How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while there is still a beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:4-5, NIV I…

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Look forward – A devotional

February 25, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

“Find something you can look forward to – something in the future that gets you excited – and plan on it.” I’ve offered this advice for more than 18 years. It’s usually what I say to people when they ask how I made it through colon cancer as a teenager and other hard times. Out…

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Announcing: Unexpected. 25 Daily Advent Devotionals

November 22, 2018 | Danielle | News and Announcements | 6

You guys – I wrote a book! An advent devotional! I’m so excited to share the launch of my first published book today:  Unexpected. 25 Daily Advent Devotionals. Advent Book Details The book is available via Amazon – paperback and Kindle. It contains 25 short readings focused on advent. It’s meant to be a quick,…

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Me – A Racist? | A Devotional

June 27, 2018 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

“I think you’re racist….” It didn’t matter that he was a stranger. And just because the accusation came through a Facebook message, it didn’t make it any easier to receive. An assumption had been made based on our profile pictures. He didn’t realize someone else had spoken for the free giveaway I listed in the…

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From Scanxiety to Hopeful | A Devotional

October 26, 2016 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship, Devotionals | 2

The words were about to roll off the keyboard like drizzling butter over freshly popped popcorn when I stopped myself. No – the days of basking in scanxiety were over. Instead of writing about the trauma and pain of cancer, or the nervousness about my upcoming scans, I felt an invisible nudge to focus on…

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Love the Poor | A Devotional

October 12, 2016 | Danielle | Devotionals | 1

  And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. “Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”…

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Of Course I’m Jealous | A Devotional

July 12, 2016 | Danielle | Devotionals | 2

I’m facing a dilemma at the moment. I can’t decide if I’m going to hide the gray hairs popping up all over my head at my next hair appointment or if I’m going to let them be. On one end, I want to hide them because I don’t love them. Nothing wrong with that. On…

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Why Ask Why? | A Devotional

July 5, 2016 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

The day we stop asking “Why?” is a very dangerous day. It’s a day draped in a mask of maturity but really it’s not. “Immature children are the ones who won’t stop asking questions,” we think. Us adults are the ones who don’t get it. We shouldn’t ask for a map only when we’re lost…

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