I know God’s Word changes women. It changed me—and I’ve seen its powerful effect on many others. My talks and books address real-life issues with honesty, humor, and powerful, hope-giving stories. They also have a purpose: that women hear God speak to them, respond, and experience freedom from attitudes, thoughts, and actions that have robbed them of faith and joy.

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With love,








The Latest on the Blog

Joyful, Cheerful, Thankful?

Do you want to be joyful on Thanksgiving Day—and through the holidays? Let me encourage you to remember: It begins with YOU, not what you have or what your house looks like or how your turkey turns out! Here’s a gift from me to YOU: A prayer for JOY! I love it because it makes […]
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Jesus, Lead Me...

In my last blog, I promised to share an experience that taught me about God’s purposes when we pray and wait for His answer. Here it is. Five months after stepping down as the Teaching Leader of my local Bible Study Fellowship class, my mother had a sudden heart attack. I was able to get […]
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Dan Versus the Killer Bees

Note from Poppy: Need a good laugh this week? Here’s a story from a missionary doctor. (This post is reposted here with permission from the author. The post was originally posted here.) What better way to end a marathon call weekend at Tenwek than to tackle the extermination of the massive killer bee hive multiplying in […]
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Pits are Not Permanent Places

Do you ever silently mutter God I am so tired of waiting for you to do something! Or do you ask yourself: What is God doing while I’m waiting? I’ve done both! Probably most of us have also beseeched God to just do something—to show that He’s listening and going to change our situation. But […]
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Pits are Choosing Places

Pits are no fun! They are hard places to be in. They affect us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We don’t get to choose our pits—but we do get to choose our reaction to them. Working recently on my new retreat series on the life of Joseph, I imagined his cries of bewilderment and fear—the shock […]
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