Category Archives: Spiritual Growth

Thank You Prayers

For years on various days when I walked or jogged, I prayed parts of Scripture which I memorized. Often I prayed Psalm 23: “Lord, please be my Shepherd today.” Then one day, this thought came to mind: Instead of praying, … Continue reading

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Finding My Sweet Spot

Not long ago, I talked to a teen who told me she hated her high school. “Can’t you find anything good about it?” I asked. “No, I can’t.” she said. “People there take drugs, get in fights, and most aren’t … Continue reading

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The Gospel Makes A Way

Forty years ago this week, I made the best decision of my life. I received Jesus Christ as my Savior. I thought I already possessed salvation, but I realized although I attended church and had a heart for Jesus, I … Continue reading

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The Untangling–Again

Over 20 years ago I had a piece published in a Sunday School take-home paper titled, “The Untangling.” I thought of that true story recently when I faced a new tangled mess, which I felt determined to untangle. Here is … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Trying To Control–Again

Not long ago, I once again got caught in attempts to control the behavior of others. These individuals who claim to be Christians acted in unChristlike ways. This affected other people and me. When I confronted them on their behavior … Continue reading

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Laying My Burdens Down Repost

Today I’m reposting a blog from this date seven years ago. I pray it ministers to you as it did to me in the rereading. I’ve added a song about laying our burdens down, which I heard for the first … Continue reading

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Time In Prison

Not long ago a man I know and love talked about his chronic pain. Every day no matter what he does, he cannot escape the pain he feels. “It’s like being in prison,” he said. Although chronic physical pain remains … Continue reading

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