Category: Living Authentically

How do we become more like Christ? By growing in the knowledge of who He is and applying understanding to our life’s journey. Learn to recognize God’s voice, to walk in His ways and lean into Him.

  • Below is a transcript from my podcast, entitled “Exposed and Embraced”. I used a lot of scripture in this podcast, so wanted to add scripture in this blog for those who are looking for the verses! Be Blessed! Opening Remarks Welcome to Drawing Near, with Mary Ethel Eckard,

  • My prayer life hadn’t changed since I was a child; neither had my Christian journey. The first time I earnestly approached God in prayer, I felt foolish, vulnerable and dependent.  Rather than running away, I pressed in because I needed a major overhaul in my spiritual walk and

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    The latter years are supposed to be the best, filled with confidence, grace, forgiveness, wisdom and contentment. What happens when we reach those years and we have not met the milestones we expected? Sometimes we need to stop, breathe, and take inventory of where we are, have been,

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    Book Tour and Launch After publishing “The Making of a Dragonfly”, I spent three months traveling and promoting the book, making stops in Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Texas, and California. This month I head to Iowa for a speaking

  • There is a way to pull ourselves out of the pit of despair and grief. A way that takes courage and a strong will. The guidance that looks beyond our situation and sees from a higher realm. A path that turns our eyes from the ashes of loss to the beauty of life. Hear me. I know. A

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    In my soon to be published book, “The Making of a Dragonfly”, I share life stories and challenges from the perspective of one who has walked through hardships holding the hand of God with a steadfast faith. My heart’s desire is to walk in obedience to my Heavenly

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    Rejection wounded me as a young girl, and the fear of rejection accompanied me into almost every relationship afterward. This fear held me captive in an invisible cage where I hugged the sides and whimpered at the thought of escaping into the spacious world of friendships. My heart

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