Tag Archives: growth

Hidden things

I used to drive a cute, little, compact car in college. It was the perfect size to take back and forth as I commuted to school, went out with friends, and went on trips. As I drove to school, I … Continue reading

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It was the underwear

“Get it together or I’m gone,” he said with I dare you to defy me hidden in his voice. Sarah* knew she couldn’t give a retort, that would only feed the fire, she just stood there as he walked away. … Continue reading

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Soul worth

When I was in high school I struggled with my personal value. My self-worth was so jumbled between what my family poured into me and what my crush said about me. My folks spoke hundreds, probably thousands, of words of … Continue reading

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I coulda had a …

Growing up there was a popular commercial for the vegetable drink, V-8. It would show someone making a poor decision for a snack or meal, like a candy bar or a donut. Another person would come up to them and … Continue reading

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Warrior queens

In this age of social distancing, it can make it difficult to get together in a small group and complete a Bible study. At least that’s what I thought. Enter YouVersion Bible app. I have been able to participate in … Continue reading

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Lingerie

Years ago, the husband of a friend of mine would buy lingerie for her from an intimates boutique. It was obvious when he gave the gift to her, that he had spent time, thought, and felt a deep love and … Continue reading

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Studies

All my life I have studied the world God created. From the time I was a very small child, my mother taught me to look at things with awe and wonder. Marveling at the way God designed a bird’s wing, … Continue reading

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Oh for Pete’s sake

One of the last messages I heard at my church before I moved to Nebraska was on the passage in Luke 5:1-11. My pastor focused on the response Peter gave to Jesus when he was told to put down his … Continue reading

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Pea pods and prodigals

Luke 15 is full of stories of items that were lost and then found. Jesus starts out the chapter with the story of the lost sheep. In a land where sheep were part of the every day economy, it was … Continue reading

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My embassy

I will watch movies over and over again, the same way I read certain books. One movie on replay often is The Saint (1989) with Val Kilmer and Elisabeth Shue. During a pivotal scene Elisabeth Shue’s character must race her … Continue reading

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