Tag Archives: growing in faith

Keep Your Focus on the Lord

“Keep your focus on the Lord.” Those words came from a priest who recently visited an elderly couple I know. Before he came to their home they felt desperate—the man because he frantically focused on his finances and financial losses … Continue reading

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Leaping Instructions Guest Blog

Today I have a guest blog from one of my favorite writers, Kent Crockett. I met Kent quite a few years ago at a writers conference where I was on staff. My privilege was to critique his proposal for a … Continue reading

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The Better Life

Recently I heard four words in a song that touched me deeply. They were “There’s a better life.” Those words reminded me that I’m living the better life. The one I lived before I knew the Lord was filled with … Continue reading

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My Wants Vs God’s Will

Recently I heard a song that touched my heart. The theme was embracing God’s will even when it seems that what He has allowed brings heartbreak. I found out later that the song was written after the songwriter experienced a … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: “When God Can’t Be Trusted” (Trust #3)

Those who have been reading my blogs lately know that trusting God has been on my mind. This is to be my “best year” of trusting God. It already is. A loved one is battling mental illness, and I have … Continue reading

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I Will Trust Him

In a previous blog, I shared that I sensed God was telling me that the best is yet to come. This promise focused not on heaven, but it referred to my life here on earth. Then as the new year … Continue reading

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To Please God

I confess that too often—even after decades of being a Christian—I get trapped into acting as if my number one goal in life is to please myself. What do I want to do? What do I need? What would bring … Continue reading

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Our Great God

Today a book written in the 1950s, which I first heard of in the early 1980s came to mind. That book is Your God is Too Small by J. B. Phillips. Every time I think of that title, I am … 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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