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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, fear, Hardships and Trials

And We Were Told to Be Still

It was the virus heard around the world. COVID-19, a novel strand of the coronavirus, spread at rapid speeds. Warnings were given: at this rate, those affected would overwhelm medical resources, exceeding available hospital beds, diagnostic tests, and medical supplies. Everyone was told to take it seriously. To increase hand washing and keep their distance… Continue reading And We Were Told to Be Still

Hardships and Trials, Resting in Christ, surrender

Peace in the Stress

I’m stressed—and I mean capital-S stressed. Do you feel me? Have you been there, too? My to-do list overflows beyond anything I can comprehend. The days are blurring one into the next. I’m so frazzled. I can’t even remember what I need at the grocery store, let alone whether that event with my daughter is… Continue reading Peace in the Stress