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Shout outs...

I wanted to point out some great recent posts by some blogger friends. It's been a while since I've done a shout out like this and it's long overdue...

Has God sold you?  It can happen, you know!  Really.  Read this excellent post here by my friend, Ruth Kaup.

My friend Pastor Leanne Weber will give you a lot to think about in her current series she's writing, "My Story:  Beginnings" which is a chronicle of the spiritual abuse she and her husband went through years ago, and her healing process.  I've known her for years and loved her writing, and known the situation she's sharing about, in fact I prayed for her while she was going through it.   But, reading it now is a whole new experience that has me on the edge of my seat each day as I'm reading!  Start here at the beginning and catch up...

"I think they're in the Hoover..."  Only you, Pastor Lisa, only you....lol    I love it!!!  By the way, I have never worn faux eyelashes.  Am I missing out?  Next time I come to Houston I won't just leave with a wig, I have a feeling...

This past few days I've been re-reading the entire blog of my friend who has gone on to heaven, being blessed all over again by what she has shared.  If you'd like to read and get to know what she was all about, go here. 

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Hee hee hee! OK whichever one of us gets to the others city first, we're going to the MAC counter and "try on" eyelashes. ;)

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