Tag Archives: Jeremiah 29:11

Nots and knots

Walking with God and growing in my faith is something I yearn to do well. There are days when I “phone it in” and days when I roll up my sleeves. Then I have days when it seems like I … Continue reading

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Mowing the lawn

I really enjoy doing manual tasks around the house. Dishes, laundry, vacuuming, cutting the grass, basically anything that shows progress and completion. I want the satisfaction of putting a checkmark next to the item on my To-Do List. Day-to-day life … Continue reading

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catch and release

Recently, I met a woman who parents teenagers, like me. As I listened to her describe her frustrations, I heard a woman who was striving to control so much. I heard a woman whose heart was cracking under pressure to … Continue reading

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God’s spreadsheet 

Old, broken, stupid, incapable, ugly, idiot, moron, can’t do anything right… Do any of these words resonate with you? They do with me.  I have been called names, had fingers pointed at me, been left out, kicked out, laughed at… … Continue reading

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Settling

I am wrestling with a spirit of discontentment this morning and the more I try to make sense of it, the more agitated I become. Why, why, why, do we settle for something else when we were meant for so … Continue reading

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Struggle, strain, and surrender

Have you ever watched a game of tug-of-war?  Both teams pull and pull with all their weight, might, and strength to pull the other team across the line in the center of the field.  For a while it looks like … Continue reading

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