Monthly Archives: September 2016

battles

Prayer has been foremost on my mind and heart lately.  It isn’t enough for me to just read devotionals and smile at the sweet or profound words and move about my day. I don’t want to read the words, I … Continue reading

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kneecaps

We as parents will always have the opportunity to be in the stands cheering, in the audience watching, and walking alongside our children as they learn. We will watch them rise. We will watch them fall. We will watch they struggle, grow, … Continue reading

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utterly

Stupid words spoken from unloving hearts ricochet inside like a bouncing ball. Father in Heaven, I feel utterly… Hopeless Helpless Lost Doomed Then I remember. Because of You, Your love, Your grace, Your mercy I am utterly… Freed Forgiven Hopeful Found Released All because You … Continue reading

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Kindling

My family would go camping often while I grew up which always meant my mom’s creative cooking — campfire spaghetti anyone? But before we could eat her meals, we had to gather wood for the fire. Twigs, small sticks, dry … Continue reading

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foundations

I once heard that the number of levels/floors someone has in a building will determine the depth of the foundation. When I see a building going up I look to see how high the company wants to build based on … Continue reading

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focus, focus, focus

I am remembering how I love the Old Testament. Sections that seem so dusty and old suddenly come alive with the ways God moved among His people. As Jacob continues through the book of Genesis he has moments which show … Continue reading

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hearts and bodies

I have been reading The Journals of Jim Elliot as part of my devotions in the morning. His heart’s cry to honor God above everyone and everything is helping to kindle the fire inside me. One entry described Jacob leaving Laban … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t Be

I sometimes wonder if we would be so quick to spout our opinions if we knew another person’s story. In the last few days, a person who is dear to me, shared on social media her view of a hot … Continue reading

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Captivating

I remember the first time I realized how much I loved my husband. We were newly engaged and I had just introduced him to the women I worked with at my church.  The women, all older “mom” and “grandma” types … Continue reading

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never, no, not ever

Many of the people I have known over the years have said they think Christianity is just a list of “Don’t do” and do not realize it actually a relationship of amazing blessings and promises. My B.C. days were full … Continue reading

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