The Live Like It Matters guest post this month is by Toya Poplar. We’re in a writing group together. God has used those gatherings and her wise and loving words to get me through a difficult time of fear and doubt. Over and over again, her words came back to me as I crawled up,…

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This month’s guest post is by a friend I met in 2017 at the first writer’s conference I attended. We were in several breakouts and a critiquing session together and connected over a shared desire to encourage others with our writing. We reconnected this week and I’m glad we did. Dyann works full-time as an…

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This month’s Live Like It Matters guest post is by a young aspiring writer named Alaina. I was thrilled when she agreed to write this month’s challenge, because high-schoolers have a lot to teach us. I am honored that she is allowing me to publish her words to the world for the first time. This…

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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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