Monthly Archives: August 2011

Freedom From Complaining

“Grandma, how come you never complain?” I asked this question as a teenager. Even then I excelled at finding fault with the world around me and was amazed by my cheerful grandmother. I had watched her care for my grandfather, … Continue reading

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Finding Peace In Relationships

Not long ago a fellow Christian communicated, “I could have peace if only she would…” She spoke about her Christian roommate whom she described as “irresponsible” and “someone I have no respect for.” She then preceded to list all the … Continue reading

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Three Words From the Lord

“I lift these people up to you,” I prayed. Silently I named those whose burdens I was carrying. “Lord, help me to let them go.” How often I had repeated that phrase at this altar.     Three words came to mind. Back … Continue reading

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Receiving God’s Mercy

I continue to celebrate God’s mercy and how I’m learning to receive and give it. Here’s a journal entry from a number of years ago which was later published. The day shines clear in my memory–another one of those worst … Continue reading

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