This month’s Live Like It Matters Challenge comes from a dear friend, named Wendy. We’ve been through life stuff together, prayed together, and planned ministry events together. She finally knows what she wants to be when she grows up, and she wants to help us figure it out, too. Still Reinventing Wendy by Wendy Payne…

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This month’s guest post for the Live Like It Matters Challenge is by Roger Martin. I’ve known him and his wife for 35 years. They’re family because his brother married my sister. More than that, they’re precious friends. He published his first book called Partly Wrong: Admit It. Embrace It. Live It., which I highly…

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I stopped making new year resolutions a long time ago and I’ve resisted the new year trend of having a word for the year. I just can’t seem to narrow it down to one word. But I do enjoy reading others’ words for the year and the significance behind why they chose it. When I…

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This month’s Here’s To You Tribute is dedicated to a couple who’ve made a significant difference in my life, and I’m blessed to call them family. My sister and her husband have been doing ministry for over thirty years, nearly their entire thirty-six year marriage. Planting churches, starting and leading non-profits, serving their communities, teaching…

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For November’s Here’s To You tribute I’m shining a spotlight on a small group of people making a significant difference in their communities. They’re called the Quality of Life Care Team….a handful of people being the hands and feet of Jesus right where they are. They don’t like the spotlight, but I’m shining it on…

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Here’s to you, Jobie. Thank you for living like it matters. I met Jobie three or so years ago. I noticed her for weeks at one of my favorite parks before I introduced myself. She walked at a brisk pace, with earbuds, and a black pouch hanging around her neck. I wondered about this woman…

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This month’s Here’s To You is a nod to the team of people who made an old story new again for millions of us who need to hear it. White Lies is a serialized podcast about the murder of James Reeb in 1965 in Selma, Alabama. More than that, it’s about what happens when an…

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Over a decade ago, I was part of a ministry team that taught groups, planned events, and wrote curriculum. I wanted to grow as a leader and speaker for the ministry and told my husband I needed a group of people willing to give me their time and attention. I needed an audience who listened,…

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This month’s Here’s to You tribute is to the extra milers in our lives. We know them by their exceptional effort or kindness. Extra milers go above and beyond what’s required or expected and they do it without conditions, without expecting something in return. Several years ago, I wrote about someone I observed going the…

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She believed in me when I didn’t know what I believed about myself. She helped me see who I wanted to be. She looked me in the eyes and listened. She cared and I took her words to heart. I called her Mrs. Guthrie. We all did. She was the computer/word processing teacher and led…

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