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Freedom From Being Ruled by Feelings

What do I do now? I wondered as I struggled to maintain myself in a half-squatting, half-sitting position while holding onto a small tree. Although it was a beginner’s run, it looked too steep to go the rest of the … Continue reading

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Freedom from “Not Good Enough” Feelings

As a seventh grade student, I sat in music class eagerly awaiting the chance to show my music teacher the instrument I had made. I wanted him to be proud of me, to say, “Well done!” Several of my ideas … Continue reading

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Freedom from Perfectionism

Lately I’ve been thinking about how far I’ve come in my battle against perfectionism. In years past I’d isolate myself not wanting to mingle with people for fear of messing up in front of them. I also fretted for days … Continue reading

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Drawing Near To God

A number of years ago during a time of deep sorrow in my life, I cried out to the Lord in the sanctuary of a church where I was attending a seminar.  The verse that came to mind was: “Draw near to … 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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The High Places

A few days ago I rode in our rental car with my husband, Steve, as he drove up Kingsbury Grade traveling from Carson Valley to Lake Tahoe. Queasiness plaqued me as we ascended and I looked from the heights down … Continue reading

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Embracing Humility

Often I think of the humility of Jesus. The King of the Universe humbled Himself enough to live among peasants and even decided to be homeless on the very earth He created. Some days I say I want to be … Continue reading

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