Tag Archives: choices

falling again and again

I have been walking with Christ for as long as I have known my husband, it’s one of the biggest parts of my faith. My faith journey is completely separate from him but it also runs parallel with him. During … Continue reading

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window shopping

I was standing on a sidewalk looking a beautiful store window dressed with items that represented my faith. There were Bibles, crosses, journals, figurines of families arranged in the window bays, attractive to the eye and even my heart. I … Continue reading

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unknown

The unknown carries with it a sense of wonder, dread, fear, and excitement. The contents of a gift box can bring with it anticipation for the receiver. Waiting for the results of medical testing however, can bring worry and anxiety. As believers … Continue reading

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rise

I have been in counseling for a year now. I have learned how to be honest about the brokenness in my past. I have celebrated the healing I have experienced through Christ. I have been able to make plans for … Continue reading

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goodness, gracious

Cherished people in my life have drawn lines that seem more like demarcation lines than declaring their point-of-views. I am often without words to respond to what feels like a dare to cross them. I know that as a believer, … Continue reading

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mercy first

I spoke with a woman recently, who was angry and frustrated about her situation. At first, I laid out the boundaries of what could and could not be done to assist her. She shot down every option I offered and … Continue reading

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His heart

When we parent our children,we will quickly come to see that there are days when they make choices that have unnecessary and sometimes uncomfortable consequences. If the child just did what was asked or expected, there wouldn’t be hurt feelings … Continue reading

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stop the presses!

One of my son’s favorite things to drink in the fall is apple cider. He likes to make it warm on the stove top, soaking cinnamon sticks in the sweet liquid.   To make apple cider the apples are place … Continue reading

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rest and delivery

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation,     in quietness and trust is your strength,     but you would have none of it.  You said, ‘No, we will flee on … Continue reading

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My reality

I can’t were two words I was not allowed to say growing up. My coaches would say things like, “Never say can’t, say can. Never say won’t, say will.” We were always to try new skills and techniques to improve, … Continue reading

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