Tag Archives: John 16:33

take heart

To feel encouraged: Take heart. You’ll be done soon, and you won’t have to think about this paper ever again. (Definition of “take heart” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press). Some days seem more difficult than others, … Continue reading

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dear heart

As an adult, I have found more comfort in the Narnia series by C.S.Lewis than I did as a child. When I first read the series, I found the adventures of Peter, Lucy, Edmond, Susan, and later Eustace and Jill fascinating. I … Continue reading

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Expect it!

A recent devotional entry began with these words, “Expect to encounter adversity in your life, remembering that you live in a deeply fallen world” (Young 241). What a perspective to start my day! And yet. Living my life thinking I should … Continue reading

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bags, boxes, baskets, and jars

I have a thing for containers. I love looking at each item that holds something precious to me whether it is books, needlework, or seashells collected long ago.  Each item holds a part of who I am inside. As believers … 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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Shifting Sands

Bad news comes and so does good news. What do you do when you hear it? Being far away from family and friends, who are scattered from coast to coast, can really challenge my faith. A friend is recovering from … Continue reading

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Grit, trials, and overcooked broccoli

After posting about the blessings I received last week I have been thinking about grit, tenacity, perseverance and the like. “Consider it pure joy my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of … Continue reading

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