Monthly Archives: February 2015

on confirmation, attendance, and emails

Being the parents of boys often means loud sounds, body functions, and rough-housing. I wouldn’t have it any other way– except the body functions, of course.  Now that the boys are teenagers, my husband and I are no longer accosted … Continue reading

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First and Second

When I first accepted Christ, I was discipled by a dear friend who gave me the Blackaby Bible study Experiencing God. It was the perfect study to have as someone who knew about God, but didn’t truly know God. I … Continue reading

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Carry On

Within the last week, I have seen posts and received texts from family and friends who are carrying heavy burdens. Cancer still ravages my dear friend, my mom’s illness is flaring again and it will be a month until her … Continue reading

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Release

I am letting go of my anger, I am letting go of my need to please others who are out only to take.  I am letting go of my sadness, my disappointment and my shame for not “measuring up” to … Continue reading

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Silence

There are times when we feel like we have to fill the silence with words. We feel awkward, uncomfortable, and uncertain when it’s quiet. We don’t like to be left alone with our thoughts– they might overwhelm us– so we … Continue reading

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Nothing

In recent news we have heard again of the deaths of Christians for sake of being “Christian.” Twenty-one Christians were beheaded by ISIS in Egypt sparking sorrow, grief, and outrage around the world’s Christian community. We are being reminded again … Continue reading

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So much

This morning I woke up in a warm bed.  My children were able to have a warm breakfast, put on clean clothes, get ready for school, wear shoes without holes, and drive to school in our second vehicle without worry … Continue reading

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submit? what?

I admit submit could fall into the “four” letter category by default.  It causes strong-willed people to bristle at the idea when advised they should submit and those who are meek-spirited to often cringe. So many people get hung up on … Continue reading

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Glass of Grace

One of the worst “Christian” misconceptions I know of is that if I say I follow Christ, I will therefore judge, criticize, condemn, and vilify anyone who doesn’t abide by the “rules.”   The older I am, the more I realize this misconception  is because … Continue reading

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accountable grace

A friend recently posed the question “How do you show grace and still hold someone accountable for their sins?  And is it possible to do both?” It’s not an easy answer to give.  If we say we will give someone … Continue reading

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