Tag Archives: faithful

the day after — just another day

I returned to work today after the weekend and the discussion turned to what everyone did over the past few days. Since yesterday was Easter, the conversations included any Easter activities. But the focus didn’t ever come to what yesterday … Continue reading

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Make me an instrument

I had a conversation today with a woman who was very upset about things not working as she planned. I listened to her vent and I acknowledged her feelings, even agreeing that they were valid. As we discussed resolutions for … 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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where I am

One of my favorite books in the New Testament is Romans.  Paul writes to believers in simple terms, sharing his heart for fellow believers, the strong ones and the weak ones, the brave ones, and the timid ones. Paul wrote … Continue reading

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sunshine

As part of the bedtime routine I would pray Bible verses over our boys.  Verses that were about trusting God, growing strong in their faith, and truths about God’s character.  One of the passages I would pray over them was … Continue reading

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clarity

For the past week we have been “on hold” in my house.  We were facing a time of uncertainty with some future plans.  We put these plans on the altar and trusted, prayed, and waited. We even started looking for … Continue reading

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pause buttons

Patience.  Waiting.  Yielding.  Holding.  All of these ideas are when a person is physically still but emotionally running in place.  Nothing can be done, yet everything seems to be ready to move. Like the runner with his feet in the … Continue reading

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whirlwinds

Last night multiple tornadoes tore through parts of Illinois.  My family is fine, but many are not.  Towns were destroyed, lives have been lost, and my heart hurts.  I have been praying for comfort, holding out in hope, and praying … Continue reading

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secret codes

A team from our out-of-town office came to check out a new system we use on our computers.  While sitting next to me to listen in on calls I would take, one of the team members noticed my wristband, Psalm 139:14 … Continue reading

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lazy faith

Faith is a full-contact sport. It requires full engagement, from the bottom of the feet to the top of the head, a person must be committed to their belief that God is who He says He is and can do what He says He … Continue reading

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