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Guest Blog: Hope in the Midst of Calamity

Today I am posting a guest blog written by Kristine Diaz Coffman, who lost her home in Redding, California this past summer. Since then—in November 2018—more homes and at least 86 lives were lost due to California wildfires. I remember … Continue reading

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Deliver Me From Unrealistic Expectations

Not long ago I realized anew one reason I allow myself to sink down a slippery slope in my mind and emotions centers on unrealistic expectations. The problem comes when I possess high expectations of people and minimal expectations of … Continue reading

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Everything Comes Alive

A video on youtube touched me recently. Although I heard the song on the radio many times, the words spoken before and after the song stirred me in a powerful way. Before the song started, the lead singer said three … 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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Rest in the Lord

A verse that keeps coming to mind lately is My soul finds rest in God alone (Psalm 62:1 NIV 1984). God reminded me of this verse because I’ve been facing situations that seem impossible to resolve. I see loved ones … Continue reading

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Rest in the Lord

A verse that keeps coming to mind lately is My soul finds rest in God alone (Psalm 62:1 NIV 1984). God reminded me of this verse because I’ve been facing situations that seem impossible to resolve. I see loved ones … Continue reading

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Restoring Joy

Recently I allowed a rejection to rob me of joy. I felt myself sinking into the pit of self-pity, preoccupation with my hurt, and negative thinking like “There is no hope in this situation.” The truth that invaded my thinking … Continue reading

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