Tag Archives: letting go

Benedictions

Growing up, the pastor would give a benediction at the end of the weekly church service. I didn’t know at the time that is was from Numbers 6:24-26, I just knew it was poetic, encouraging and felt a lot like … Continue reading

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doors, windows, and pathways

A precious friend and I were talking recently about a possible change that was coming in her life that would impact her financially, spiritually, and relationally. It was a raw conversation as we discussed her heart and what may come. … Continue reading

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It’s Time

My husband just got a new position at work. It means new responsibilities and new opportunities. It also means a different shift than the one he has been working for the past year. For these past months we have driven … Continue reading

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rest and delivery

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation,     in quietness and trust is your strength,     but you would have none of it.  You said, ‘No, we will flee on … Continue reading

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the game reel

My dad spent much of my early life being a high school football coach.  I spent many Friday nights cheering for the team, playing with the other coach’s children and learning the cheers for victory from the sidelines. One of … Continue reading

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sticky stuff

To properly remove wallpaper from the wall one must first scrap/peel every layer of paper from the wall — and in our case– the ceiling.  After all of the paper is removed, the walls must be thoroughly washed to remove … Continue reading

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to-do lists

Run, run, run… there is still sun. Don’t stop, don’t wait, hurry, push, shove, move, grumble, complain.  “It’s not fair, it’s not going my way. Why can’t you do exactly what I want today?” So much complaining, not enough listening. … 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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perspective

Many mornings I wake up before my alarm, not ready to get out of bed, not ready to wake up fully.  My mind recycles through past struggles, trying still to find a solution to something that cannot be solved. In … Continue reading

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Release

I am letting go of my anger, I am letting go of my need to please others who are out only to take.  I am letting go of my sadness, my disappointment and my shame for not “measuring up” to … Continue reading

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