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Faith, Hardships and Trials, Hearing God, Resting in Christ

Feeling God’s Love when We’re Hurting

“…all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” –Psalm 139:16b (NIV) A wise person once said, “Every woman should have a place where her soul finds peace.” I can pinpoint my place down to the square inch. And I’m utterly convinced God created it with… Continue reading Feeling God’s Love when We’re Hurting

Faith

Countering Fear With Praise

  The CD player in our minivan is broken. It plays the same CD on loop and won’t stop without ejecting the disc and starting anew. Often my brain does the same thing with thoughts that loop and loop until I have to deal with them either in quiet prayer time or if left unchecked,… Continue reading Countering Fear With Praise

Faith, Grace, Heart Issues, Intentional growth

Battling Shame with Paper and Pen

I knew it wasn’t right, but I did it anyway. I knew what others would say and what they would think, but I did it anyway.  I had an affair with a married man.  I was that woman. The homewrecker. The woman looked upon with shame and disgust. I was the woman who ruined your… Continue reading Battling Shame with Paper and Pen

Faith

Accompanied in the Furnace

My daughter burst through the door shouting she made the honor roll! My son trailed behind her with his head down low. She is bubblier by nature. He has always been more pessimistic. But something was different. Something was off. He wasn’t his normal self. He didn’t even say, “hello.” Instead he strolled into his… Continue reading Accompanied in the Furnace

Faith, Hope and Love

The Thrill of Hope

Are you weary this Christmas? Are you tired of the unknowns and fearing what is around the corner after the gifts are opened and the garland is packed in the basement?  Magical blue and green lights reflect off my daughter’s face, and her eyes widen with excitement as she flies across Neverland on Disney World’s… Continue reading The Thrill of Hope