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Heart Issues

Winning in the Year

It’s been a rough year. We’ve had a tumultuous time filled with civil unrest, political discord, a worldwide pandemic, a crushing economy and extended quarantine. This year was a stockpile of loss, leaving me longing for a win in the new year. Late December is a time of reflection: of what really mattered this year,… Continue reading Winning in the Year

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

Heart Issues

The Care and Keeping of Our Hearts

(Taken from Wholly Loved Devotionals on Crosswalk. Find them HERE.) My heart, when left unprotected, inevitably begins to decay. The busier I am, the greater my stress, the greater the threat. If I want to remain strong and filled with the love, truth, and peace of Christ, I need to guard against negative influences while… Continue reading The Care and Keeping of Our Hearts

Hope and Love

The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas… What does that even mean? As a child, this phrasing meant a swirly, whispering wind that traveled through the air, passing the lit-up Christmas trees with gorgeously wrapped presents beneath them, or past stockings hung on a mantle over a crackling fire, or through a kitchen full of savory and sweet… Continue reading The Spirit of Christmas

Faith

What’s With All The Waiting?

How do you keep despair from settling in when the doors you’re knocking on quickly shut or don’t open? How do you remain hopeful when you keep hearing “no?” Harder still, how do you continue looking forward when you don’t hear any response at all? I realize as I’ve been hanging out in this place… Continue reading What’s With All The Waiting?