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exalted

Here in the United States we are just weeks from the presidential election. Many of us, if not all of us, are over the mudslinging, vindictive speeches, and negative campaigning we have heard in the media. I am ready for … 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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sticks and stones

Most of us have chanted the childhood statement: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Those of us who are older know that the adage is quite false.  Words hurt, so do sticks and … 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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surprised by blessings

Today began like most days, up with the alarm, make sure the boys are moving and getting ready for school, get ready to serve at church before beginning my shift in customer service. My husband dropped me off at the … 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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Invitations into

As my sons become more “men” and less “boys”, I find myself studying the world they will inherit.  It is unsettling to say the least.  A desensitized spirit has washed over so many, covering them like a blanket of fog and … Continue reading

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come

Have you ever noticed that there will always be someone around you who is in pain?  Sometimes the pain is inflicted by words, sometimes by actions, sometimes it’s self-inflicted.  We are all living in a fallen, broken, aching world and … Continue reading

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Who Cares?

I’m sitting on my couch watching the news coverage of the hostage standoff in Paris. Wavering between tears and prayers for the situation. A country half a world away rocked by sorrow, uncertainty, fear, and what seems a never ending … Continue reading

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clean

I can hardly believe the year is over and yet, I can hardly wait for the new year to begin.  There is something to be said about being new. New crayons, still intact, blunt ends waiting for coloring sheets and … Continue reading

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