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Songs In The Night

I left work after a 12-hour shift feeling drained and depressed. Thoughts of family problems raced through my mind. Struggles friends faced troubled me. My right leg ached. “Lord, help me,” I prayed. Then I heard a voice singing sweetly … Continue reading

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After the Fact

Why do they have to talk in the hallway at 5:00am? I wondered after waking up and looking at the time. The talking went on, so I peeked in the hallway to see a policeman at the motel door kitty … Continue reading

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Your Word Was Found

I’ve been feeling down about a situation in my life that seems hopeless and beyond my control. (I’ve finally let go of the illusion that I can control any circumstance.) In the midst of battling negative thoughts and futile attempts … Continue reading

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Watch Your Words

There’s a verse in the Bible that scares me.    I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak (Matthew 12:36 ESV). This verse comes to mind when suddenly words come … Continue reading

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The Gift of Faith-filled Friends

“If your friends don’t work out, you gotta get them to work out…you’ve got to be the good influence. If you can’t influence them to be healthy, get new friends.” Those words were spoken by a fitness instructor on an … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead With Compassion

On Sunday the pastor presented a video that showed people at a Christian school who looked beyond the past of some incarcerated teens and encouraged them in a powerful way. Ever since, I’ve thought about how I can’t get beyond … Continue reading

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From Feelings of Failure to Enduring Faith

“I feel like a failure as a mom,” I said to LaTricia, a friend who was visiting. In front of her, my two daughters—then ages 7 and 11–rebelliously ignored my instructions. What she said that day also applies to feelings of failure which … Continue reading

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