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Hope in Finding the Story

As I drove up to the multi-storied house, the “Estate Sale” sign reminded me of my mission. Look for something I could use at work – some objects that would bring encouragement to the women I coach: maybe a pot of flowers, some beautiful cards, a trinket I could give away. What I didn’t expect … Continue reading

Hope Thrives Through the Aunties’ Prayers

As I closed my prayer journal, I thought once again about my nieces and nephews. These dear ones were the focus of my Sabbath prayers – the next generation that will love justice, show mercy and live as Kingdom-bearers in our world. Years ago, I determined to pray them through school decisions, career changes and … Continue reading

Hope Eliminates Shame

How many times do we invite the verdict of shame? Can we find our authentic selves, dare greatly and let hope eliminate shame? Continue reading

Hope Offered by Anne Lamott

As an author, I always hope my words will impact readers, but sometimes this goal reverses. Sometimes I find myself changed by another writer’s work. One of those writers for me is Anne Lamott. This week, I was thrilled to attend a presentation by Anne Lamott right here in Kansas City. Anne was, as I … Continue reading

Cheering for the Young

Last weekend, I attended graduation receptions for two young women. I have followed these girls through the lives and prayers of their mothers – two of my friends. And when I see these girls on Facebook or at my church, I smile – even though I know they probably don’t realize who I am or … Continue reading

Saturday Sisters

We’ve done life together, these five women and I. Once part of the same church fellowship, we became a team. They interceded for me and supported me when I served as  international minister at KU. They continue to intercede and support me in my ministries as writer and life coach. We’ve laughed together and cried … Continue reading

The Unraveling of Reverend G

Intermission for Reverend G

Final Grace for Reverend G

RJ Thesman


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