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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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Goodness and Mercy Shall Follow

Not long ago I prayed Psalm 23 while jogging. These words stood out in my mind: Goodness and mercy shall follow… verse 6 Times in my life when things have been hard and it seemed I would not survive came … Continue reading

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Never Too Far

Often I meet people who tell me that at one time in their lives they were walking with God but they wandered away. They believe they have gone too far into their sinful lifestyles to be able to restore their … Continue reading

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I Need You

Lately the Lord pointed out an error in my ways. Too often—especially when I’m faced with heart-tearing rejections—my hearts cries, “Lord, I need You to…” The end of that sentence has to do with changing the person who has betrayed … Continue reading

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Set Free to Forgive

He lies. He deceives. He has no empathy. He won’t listen. Once again I find myself looking up Psalm 37—the psalm I turn to when feeling torn over what a “wicked” person has been doing to me. The psalm starts … Continue reading

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His Love Never Fails

“I am a failure.” Those were the words that paraded through my mind. I brought these words to the Lord and asked, “Is that true?” This is what came. You could not get this person to love you at the moment, … Continue reading

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Free To Be Generous

During the Christmas season I sometimes have a nagging fear. I’m afraid of appearing stingy—of not being generous enough with my gift-giving. Lately as I’ve been contemplating this, I realized that Jesus’ generosity was rarely centered on tangibles, although He … Continue reading

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Receiving God’s Mercy

I continue to celebrate God’s mercy and how I’m learning to receive and give it. Here’s a journal entry from a number of years ago which was later published. The day shines clear in my memory–another one of those worst … Continue reading

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Celebrating God’s Mercy

 “Oh Lord, I feel horrible,” I moaned. Mistakes I made as a mother bombarded my mind. It was as if a video inside my head played each painful scene where I had blown it as a parent. I felt overwhelmed … Continue reading

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God Is For Me–Even When I Fall

I had made such progress in my battle against codependency. Then a new issue came up, and I suddenly found myself embracing false responsibility, which I thought was a thing of the past. Once again I felt determined to scheme … Continue reading

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