Tag Archives: forgiveness

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 don’t want to…

I don’t want to break promises. I go to great lengths to not even use the word promise when I tell someone I will do something. I fret that I will injure someone if I am not able to fulfill the … Continue reading

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on the other side

In college I took History of the Old Testament as a graduation requirement. As a new believer, I was hungry to learn all I could to grow in my faith. I knew the stories of Moses, Daniel, Joshua and Jericho, but I … Continue reading

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give it up

This past Wednesday began the season of Lent. I didn’t grow up in the Catholic or Lutheran church, so Wednesday was another day on the calendar. Nothing more. I saw a few people with an ashen cross marking their foreheads … Continue reading

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promises, promises

During my life I have heard so many people “promise” something to me.  I have promised to accomplish a task in a timely manner, change a habit, break a habit, forgive someone for something. I am sure you can create … Continue reading

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what do you want?

Pulled like taffy, stretched to be thinner, taller, smarter, prettier, more athletic, funnier, quieter, louder, more to the left or the right.  We are exhausted. I am exhausted.  I long to be what/who is desired and needed by those around … Continue reading

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never enough

Each day I strive to spend time with God, reading devotionals, meditating on the words I have read, hoping to steep my soul in them and carry them around during the day. Some days this works, other days one would … Continue reading

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fairness

Fairness, by definition means, the state, condition, or quality of being  fair, or free from bias or injustice; even-handedness (dictionary.com).  In my life I find many people who seek fairness for everyone and every situation.  But with this fairness there is no room for … Continue reading

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now no

As my twenty-fifth “birthday” approaches I am reminded of how far I have come in my relationship with God.  Much like the woman at the well in John 4, I felt that I was not deserving of joy and hope … Continue reading

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On truth, lies, and the in between

We have all been told to tell the truth in life.  We tell our kids it’s important, we get mad when politicians don’t, and we may even go so far as to say, “Well, it says to speak the truth … Continue reading

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