My Mother Wasn't Perfect, but She Was Mine

A few days past Mother’s day and I’m still thinking about my mom. She’s been gone for 16 years and not a day goes by without a thought of  her. And, when I think of her, I think of the plan and work of God. Why? Because my mother and I had a very difficult...
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Little Reminders of Truth

Easter has come and gone. My house still has the decorations up and I will get to putting away eggs, bunnies and crosses. But for now, I am reminded of new beginnings. Jesus came to give us life, real life, abundant life, full life. That is what the cross was about. He took our...
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Longing for God in the Middle

It’s been a long time since I’ve logged into my blog. Three months to be exact. Twelve weeks and a string of days since I have posted anything.  What do you say when you are just slugging through the grind of  medical issues and frequent discouragement? And, though I...
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Seeking to Devour

My last blog post was about fear. Something I have had to come face to face with since I was diagnosed with breast cancer on June 19th. We all know about fear.The thoughts that creep up on us that cause us to live in the What If? place. Fear is one of the tactics of the enemy of...
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Living as a Daughter of the King

Fear. It lurks and tries to creep it’s way into our minds. Slowly, sneaky, creeping fear. Sometimes fear starts as a tiny seed that we hardly know is there. Soon it grows and the root of fear takes over our minds, our emotions and the way we live out our lives. The Bible...
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Living UP! in the Hard Times

Life. It’s often hard, always a gift, sometimes quite unpredictable. Yet in the middle of our life situations God is with us. As we follow Him, the journey of life, whether good or bad, becomes a sacred one–set apart for His will and His glory. If we could...
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Keep Calm and Continue in Him

My eyes opened once again to pain. With no position comfortable I shuffle about trying to find relief. The past few days were good, but not today. Pain, the kind that even hurts when you breathe, the kind that robs your thoughts and threatens to steal the brightness of a new day,...
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The dance of hiding…

I don’t know why, but most of us have learned to hide…. Hiding is empty–a far cry from the life of abundance and freedom that God created us for. Simon Tugwell wrote, “We hide what we know or feel ourselves to be behind some kind of appearance which we...
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As the year ends…

“Our yesterdays hold broken and irreversible things for us. It is true that we have lost opportunities that will never return, but God can transform this destructive anxiety into constructive thoughtfulness for the future. Let the past rest, but let it rest in the sweet...
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Holy Days of Christmas #7

December 21. Surrender. It’s hard. It’s not natural to us to surrender to a God we can not see. Yet people like us have been surrendering their wills and lives over to a God they can not see, for thousands of years. Faith. That is what it is called when we surrender...
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