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A TEACHING WORD




"Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path."
Psalm 119:105 NLT



Adventures in Book Selling: A Life By Faith

How to Pray for Your Family With Power

November 22, 2011

Tags: prayer, balance

I wasn’t writing about prayer. Not today. Not this week. Instead, I was stewing about Thanksgiving while tweaking an article I just finished for In Touch magazine on evangelist Arthur Blessitt.

He’s the American preacher who walked the earth for 40 years carrying a 12-foot cross--and has a Guinness World Record to prove it. But Blessitt, who I interviewed recently in Denver where he now lives, also had a clear reason for going.

“I did it for Jesus. So people would know who Jesus is. So they’ll know what He sacrificed on Calvary. That’s the only reason.”

And with that, Blessitt reminds me of the No. 1 principle on how to pray at Thanksgiving with power: It’s not about me. (more…)

Why My Marriage Helps You Matter

October 27, 2011

Tags: Balance, Marriage

I should be excited. Another new book. Then a second on the way. That counts for certain. But the most important thing I did this summer was stay married.

I don't live alone, that is. So on Thursdays--instead of working on my "author brand" and "platform"--I climbed into my husband’s beloved Subaru and drove with him to a therapist for couple's counseling. (more…)