Tag Archives: trials

sight

Every day I put in my contacts, blink, and see far distances, crisp lines, and clear colors.  I admit I take it for granted most days.  Being able to see what is in front of me, coming toward me, the … Continue reading

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fresh

Each day I wake up and listen to what my day will become.  I listen to the birds singing in the ornamental cherry tree outside our apartment or the wind blowing by my window.  I listen to the song my … Continue reading

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Scraps

I woke up this morning humming David Crowder.  With all of the posts I have seen lately on sadness, teen depression, anxiety, and fear I think my heart was reminding me of the promise God offers us. We don’t have … Continue reading

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that’s mine, this is yours

As my mom’s illness continues it is becoming a constant effort to remind myself what belongs to me and what belongs to God. I have dear friends and an awesome brother who understand my folks and the unspoken parts of … Continue reading

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Nothing

In recent news we have heard again of the deaths of Christians for sake of being “Christian.” Twenty-one Christians were beheaded by ISIS in Egypt sparking sorrow, grief, and outrage around the world’s Christian community. We are being reminded again … Continue reading

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accountable grace

A friend recently posed the question “How do you show grace and still hold someone accountable for their sins?  And is it possible to do both?” It’s not an easy answer to give.  If we say we will give someone … Continue reading

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lazy faith

Faith is a full-contact sport. It requires full engagement, from the bottom of the feet to the top of the head, a person must be committed to their belief that God is who He says He is and can do what He says He … Continue reading

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strength and hope

One of the biggest issues I have as a believer is making and taking time to spend with God each day.  I have operated on “survival mode” for years and now that I don’t have to “survive” I find it … Continue reading

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scissors revisited

So, I got my haircut today.  After weeks of thinking about the cut I wanted, the why I wanted to get it cut, I walked into the salon and sat in the chair.  I explained my usual styling habit (wash … Continue reading

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Invitations into

As my sons become more “men” and less “boys”, I find myself studying the world they will inherit.  It is unsettling to say the least.  A desensitized spirit has washed over so many, covering them like a blanket of fog and … Continue reading

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