Tag Archives: Peace

by the grace

Many times, I find myself reflecting on the ways I have survived the struggles, the battles, the selfishness, the sense of discouragement, the self doubt. There have been times when I have wondered what God was trying to do in … Continue reading

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building permits

Sometimes I imagine the world is covered with loose bricks, similar to a child’s playroom with interlocking blocks scattered on the floor. As we accept Christ, God picks us up and looks us over, to see where we would best … Continue reading

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peace by piece

In the last couple of weeks precious, priceless people in my life have had their lives shattered by emotional brokenness or irreparable loss. While I have been praying for them and those involved, I have been lifting up a prayer … Continue reading

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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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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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Air

Lately I have been in training. Not for a race to run or other kind of athletic event, I have been training myself how to breathe again. It sounds silly to say, since breathing is not a conscious activity, but … Continue reading

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hush

Mondays begin Sunday night for me. Somewhere around 6 p.m. I stop thinking of Sunday as a day of rest and instead, I think of the preparations needed to make the work day run smoothly. Clothes laid out, coffee pot … 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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who are you?

Not too long ago, I was living with debilitating anxiety. The smallest things made my spirit cower inside; afraid to act, afraid not to act, not knowing how to act. I would become paralyzed by the very idea of making … Continue reading

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cutting the strings

I’ve mentioned before that I was surrounded by strong women growing up. They were constantly on the move; cleaning, preparing, cooking, or working in the yard. As I grew, I believed that in order to be a successful woman, I … Continue reading

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