Tag Archives: trials

good

Over the past few days I have woken up in the middle of the night, unable to sleep, tossing and turning, trying to find that “perfect position” to fall back asleep.  It hasn’t worked.  I find myself with my eyes … Continue reading

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tired

I woke up tired today.  Monday morning-after-a-long-weekend-of-hard-work-tired. It’s Thursday, I have two days of work left before I can wake up when I want to, sleep as long as I need to, and work on the house. I don’t normally … Continue reading

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where I am

One of my favorite books in the New Testament is Romans.  Paul writes to believers in simple terms, sharing his heart for fellow believers, the strong ones and the weak ones, the brave ones, and the timid ones. Paul wrote … 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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it only takes one

When all seems lost, have you ever noticed there is one person who will stand up and say, There is still hope? One person can change the situation, help find a new way, clear a new path, build a new … Continue reading

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pause buttons

Patience.  Waiting.  Yielding.  Holding.  All of these ideas are when a person is physically still but emotionally running in place.  Nothing can be done, yet everything seems to be ready to move. Like the runner with his feet in the … Continue reading

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altars

On our Journey of Faith we are often asked to trust God in situations that are scary and can cause us to wonder and doubt.  We are wired to want to know everything and when something in front of us … Continue reading

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footsteps

Nearly one year ago my husband and I sat down to discuss our future.  Things were coming to a close in Illinois and we needed to decide if we were going to fight to stay or recognize the signs and … 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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secret prayers

It is official, we signed a contract on our “dream home” last night.  It’s a rambling farmhouse that was once part of a larger parcel of land, whittled down to a couple acres. It needs work.  But when I look … Continue reading

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