Tag Archives: mercy

orphaned no more

When someone is described as being an orphan, the image of someone without parents, protection, a home, or security immediately comes to mind. A small child in tattered rags, no shoes, often in a third world country surrounded by squalor … Continue reading

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I don’t want to…

I don’t want to break promises. I go to great lengths to not even use the word promise when I tell someone I will do something. I fret that I will injure someone if I am not able to fulfill the … Continue reading

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transcending

It has been an evolution for me as I have faced the unknown. As I have shared, anxiety had a stronghold on my life for over thirty years and nearly broke me. Thankfully, my husband reminded me that I was … Continue reading

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on the other side

In college I took History of the Old Testament as a graduation requirement. As a new believer, I was hungry to learn all I could to grow in my faith. I knew the stories of Moses, Daniel, Joshua and Jericho, but I … Continue reading

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desperately in need

  My family went to a livestock auction this weekend where sheep and goats were being sold to farmers. As I saw the size of the sheep I thought of young David watching his flock. The size of the sheep … Continue reading

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not partial

As believers we have a tendency to make our faith into a country club, exclusive only to those found worthy enough to enter. I have watched many Christians make the process of salvation become a multi-step, graduate level course, instead … Continue reading

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give it up

This past Wednesday began the season of Lent. I didn’t grow up in the Catholic or Lutheran church, so Wednesday was another day on the calendar. Nothing more. I saw a few people with an ashen cross marking their foreheads … Continue reading

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goodness, gracious

Cherished people in my life have drawn lines that seem more like demarcation lines than declaring their point-of-views. I am often without words to respond to what feels like a dare to cross them. I know that as a believer, … Continue reading

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mercy first

I spoke with a woman recently, who was angry and frustrated about her situation. At first, I laid out the boundaries of what could and could not be done to assist her. She shot down every option I offered and … Continue reading

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hope-filled

Throughout today I have been reminded of the hope we have in Christ. It’s not a hope like wishful thinking, but a deeply rooted, sound and sturdy kind of hope, something we can stake our faith and trust in daily. … Continue reading

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