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About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.

Finding love …

“Hang my locket around your neck, wear my ring on your finger. Love is invincible facing danger and death. Passion laughs at the terrors of hell. The fire of love stops at nothing— it sweeps everything before it. Flood waters … Continue reading

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Lucky to say Goodbye …

”Again they cried openly. Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-bye; but Ruth embraced her and held on.” Ruth1:14 “How lucky I am I have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” Winnie-the Pooh. The first time I remember a “hard” goodbye … Continue reading

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Friday meditation moment: How much pain can you endure?

“Why, why this chronic pain, this ever worsening wound and no healing in sight? You’re nothing, God, but a mirage …” Jeremiah 15:18,19 The other day while checking to see if my apple pie was done, the oven door sprung … Continue reading

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Disappointed?

“We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop compassionate patience in us …” Romans 5:3 I read in a post by Bishop Steven Charleston, we should handle disappointments … Continue reading

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No pain; no gain …

“I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: “Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They’re his people, he’s their God. He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for … Continue reading

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Are you in control or lack self-control?

“Calling the crowd to join his disciplehas to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am.” Matthew 16:24 It’s necessary for someone to be in the ‘driver’s seat,” but some people believe it is their responsibility to be in … Continue reading

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Cindy, a good woman …

“A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds….Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in with words of praise…The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God. Give … Continue reading

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Storms don’t last forever …

“[An angel spoke to Elijah] ‘Go, stand on the mountain at attention before God. God will pass by.’ A hurricane wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the rocks before God, but God wasn’t to be found in the wind; … Continue reading

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Money makes the world go around …

“Laughter and bread go together, and wine gives sparkle to life— but it’s money that makes the world go around. ”Ecclesiastes 10:19 I’ve never been comfortable with money. Perhaps it’s from growing up in a home with a lower social … Continue reading

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A purpose in life …

“Balaam got up in the morning, saddled his donkey, and went off with the noblemen from Moab. … When the donkey saw the angel blocking the road and brandishing a sword, she veered off the road into the ditch. Balaam … Continue reading

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