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Fully

The year is counting down and soon the wrapping will be off the new one. As I look over the year, my faith journey, and my relationships I see places of growth, places where I faltered, and places when I … Continue reading

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Good vs. Grace

Recently I someone told me that they are good people, doing good things in the world to help others. It sounds noble and selfless, but sometimes I wonder what their definition of good would be? What qualifies as good and … Continue reading

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Carry on, carry on

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2). Usually when I hear this verse, I think of praying for people in need. You know, the usual prayers of healing from injuries … Continue reading

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real or not real

Priscilla Schirer is one of my favorite speakers and teachers of Scripture. She pulls no punches, speaks with the authority of Scripture, and challenges us, as fellow believers, to stand on the Truth of God. I have heard different portions … Continue reading

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If you’re happy and you know it . . .

I had the day off yesterday. I spent it working at home, doing household chores and tasks that needed to be caught up. Having made my To-Do list, I began with collecting laundry, changing the sheets, cleaning the bathroom. You … Continue reading

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Benedictions

Growing up, the pastor would give a benediction at the end of the weekly church service. I didn’t know at the time that is was from Numbers 6:24-26, I just knew it was poetic, encouraging and felt a lot like … Continue reading

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The deeper yes

After counseling I thought I would be “better”- better at recognizing my emotions, recognizing my triggers, and better at knowing when I was falling into old habits and routines. Now most days, I believe I am “better.” I have a … Continue reading

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the day before

Thirty-nine days have passed and tomorrow my sons and I drive to my folks’ to spend a week with them. We are all excited to spend time together, to catch up on stories, share meals and laughter- for one last … 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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special

Growing up I never really noticed people with special needs. A neighbor kid had a special needs sister, but I was too little to understand what made her different. My school didn’t have special needs kids mainstreamed so I didn’t pass … Continue reading

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