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Weekend Potpourri & Where I'm Blogging Today...

Today I'm blogging over at Lost Daughters.  This is my third time of blogging there as a regular contributor, and I'm loving it. If you missed my previous posts there you can find them here and here. Even more than writing there, I love being a part of the Lost Daughters community. 

God is doing something big in my heart regarding reaching out to adoptees and I know it will eventually be used to help a lot of people, especially right here where I live in Tampa.

I have so many dreams in my heart, and plans to get there. I just need more years to accomplish it all. I struggle at times with believing it can all be achieved in one lifetime. Thank God I know how to JUGGLE. (You knew I'd say something about JUGGLE, right? Of course.  If you haven't already gotten your copy, go here or here. And, remember, I'm giving away a coaching package next Saturday. Why not try to win?)  


 We're having something unique at Celebration Church today. Breakfast at church, during church.


 This is our second time of doing this. When the people come in, the sanctuary has been cleared out and set up with tables and chairs, and breakfast is actually served during the service. We bill it as a huge day for people to bring friends to a free breakfast and church service. The last one went amazing and we're excited about what God is going to do today as we gather together with our friends for church and breakfast.

I'm so excited about so many things, especially my upcoming trip to California!!  I am still pinching myself...and more than that I'm praying and fasting. I'd love it if you'd join me. I need God's favor and power.

I hope you are all having a great holiday weekend!

Much love,


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