Tag Archives: sorrow

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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Tell Him

Someone close to me has recently cut ties due to a disagreement (no, not related to the recent election). I have been praying for wisdom, kindness, mercy, and forgiveness to cover both of us and that God will move between us … Continue reading

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willing to love

The Bible teaches that all commitment is based on a loving relationship. Being loved leads to commitment and willful decision-making, not the reverse. (Cloud and Townsend, Boundaries, (c) 1992. bold mine). While in college I had a huge crush on a friend. … Continue reading

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Reaping the whirlwind

James was the half brother of Jesus and a pillar of the first-century church.  As our country seems to be imploding with self-proclaimed leaders, pride-induced tantrums, and just plain foolishness, the book of James speaks incredible truths that sound so … Continue reading

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saying goodbye

I was reminded today of the briefness of life.  Scripture says, Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. (James 4:14). Compared … Continue reading

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hope in 43

I wrote yesterday’s post not knowing that today would bring more sadness and loss in my circle.  My heart feels like it is trying to hike in boots of concrete, each time I lift my foot the weight seems almost … Continue reading

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Still, I will trust

Many of us were shocked and saddened by the events in Connecticut last Friday. As a mother and a teacher my heart was torn again and again by the loss and sorrow expressed by the Newtown community. As a believer, … Continue reading

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