Category Archives: growing pains

take heart

To feel encouraged: Take heart. You’ll be done soon, and you won’t have to think about this paper ever again. (Definition of “take heart” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press). Some days seem more difficult than others, … Continue reading

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So what? So that…

My world is full of people of different sizes, shapes colors, choices, actions. Some are Christians, some Jewish, some Muslim, some agnostic, some atheist. I don’t look at the categories they fit in, I look at them. I see their … Continue reading

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In Your name

I am finishing the book For the Love, by Jen Hatmaker. It has been a good reminder to not grow complacent in my faith, letting it grow lukewarm. But I don’t just want to walk away from the book thinking that … Continue reading

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by the grace

Many times, I find myself reflecting on the ways I have survived the struggles, the battles, the selfishness, the sense of discouragement, the self doubt. There have been times when I have wondered what God was trying to do in … Continue reading

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and the answer is….

I don’t have television at my house. I miss out on all the new shows people talk about in the fall, the up-to-the-minute news, the late night comedians, all of it. But the other thing I miss out on is … Continue reading

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tired and tried

This week has been a long one. Nothing overly dramatic, just a lot of activities and chores to do and little sleep in between. I find myself on my knees in gratitude for Friday and willing myself to stay awake … Continue reading

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bald tires

A friend of mine is a skeptic. His common response is, “Yeah, right, ok,” when a situation might turn around.  When news comes his comment is often, “That doesn’t surprise me.” How can a person live in this world and … Continue reading

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grace when I grumble

I was thinking about all the next few weeks have in store for my dear little family. I realized that my life was going to be changing drastically and our dynamic would never be the same. College bound freshman and … Continue reading

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I have seen the enemy

In the past few days I have watched the enemy slip into the boundaries I had forgotten to check.  He has slithered into the hearts of those who have grown dull to his touch and now he sits coiled, ready … Continue reading

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how dangerous are you?

As believers we are often told that we have the Power of God inside of us (greater is He that is in me, etc). We hear these words from the pulpit on Sunday and shout, “Amen” and nod our heads … Continue reading

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