Tag Archives: freedom in Christ

Continued Release From Shame

If I had a party and no one came, it would trigger a great deal of shame. This thought went through my mind as I sat at a local coffee shop where the monthly writers group meeting I lead takes place. A … Continue reading

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Lord, Restore My Soul

Here is a repost of a blog I posted on July 9, 2012.This post touched me anew as once again I need restoration. I’m praising God that He is faithful to restore us as we cry out to Him. I’ve … Continue reading

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Grief and Anger At God

As I grieve lately, I’ve noticed my anger at God has been minimal. After other deaths and deaths of dreams, I’ve raged at God, proclaiming by my attitude that I thought He was cruel and heartless. Yes, I’ve expressed anger … Continue reading

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Grief and Guilt

One of the hardest battles I’ve fought since hearing of my loved one’s death by suicide has been against guilt. Over and over should haves, could haves, and would haves whirl through my mind. “I should have realized the dark … Continue reading

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Embracing God’s Will

Years ago when I first heard of Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family, I remember he spoke often of two kinds of children: the strong-willed child and the compliant child. In looking up the word strong-willed recently, here … Continue reading

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Turning Around My Thinking

I heard once that the maturity of a Christian can be determined by measuring the time span between when something bad happens and when you begin praising the Lord about that event. This saying came to mind recently as I … Continue reading

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Free To Dive In

“The water feels warm today,” a man told my sister, Carol, as she walked along the shore. She shared with me what he said and suggested we try going in–later–despite the fact that the water temp was only around 68. My sister is … Continue reading

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