Tag Archives: God’s help

All of it

When my sons were young, my life seemed to revolve around the home. I loved caring for our house, cleaning, making meals, and most of all, building into the lives and hearts of my boys. Slowly the enemy began to … Continue reading

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Reigning in

The new year brings with it a sense of freshness, possibility, and often grand plans for new routines, renewed outlooks, or the desire to break old habits. All of these ideas, while a good thing, can take off in our … Continue reading

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Empty chairs

This year has brought a lot of goodbyes for the people in my circle. As the holidays have gone by, I have thought about all the empty chairs around the table. Grandparents, spouses, and siblings, no longer present to share … Continue reading

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Lay it all down

I was reading a post by a favorite writer and she said these words, “Just lay it all down.” I stopped reading any further. My eyes began to tear up. Yes, yes, I thought. That is what I want, to … Continue reading

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arms up

“Arms up,” I would tell my boys when they still needed help to get dressed. They would reach up and I would put the shirt on in the morning or take it off at night when it was time for … Continue reading

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The waiting….

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations (Psalm 67:1-2). We live in a home without a television due … Continue reading

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Memories

During the holidays we were allowed to sit in my grandmother’s front room, but we had to be careful since most of her antiques were displayed there. To keep busy, we often looked through the photo albums she had on … Continue reading

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On Throne rooms, waiting rooms, and hospital rooms

I cannot count the times I have been in a hospital room, either as the patient or the visitor. I am sure the number is somewhere in the hundred range, at least. I have stood in elevators going to welcome … Continue reading

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Fierce fighter

One of my son’s favorite movie trilogies to watch is the Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, and Return of the King. I loved seeing him hunkered down on the couch watching Sam, Frodo, Gandalf, and the rest journey … Continue reading

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Broken vows

Years ago a co-worker suggested the book, Redeeming Love, by the author Francine Rivers, since I enjoyed books set in a historical period. The story is set in 1850 and it is a retelling of the story of Hosea and … Continue reading

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