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Wrestling and Resting

Some days it seems I’m in a wrestling match that has no end. People come against the truths I speak to them. Those I love seem not to love me back. Precious ones I care about deeply make wrong choices … Continue reading

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The “Doing Good” of Prayer

Not long ago at a family gathering for a memorial, I mentioned to my husband’s cousin that my older daughter remains far from the Lord. After hearing testimonies of how the person who had died was so faithful to God … Continue reading

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I Won’t Be Shaken

I listened as a loved one told me about someone we care deeply for who was having an emotional struggle that led to destructive behavior. The news shook me up at first as I battled fear about what might happen … Continue reading

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In Your Way and in Your Time

Lately a phrase I’ve heard and said while praying has come to mind. It is: “in Your way and in Your time.” Praying those words proclaims my desire to trust in God. What I too often crave and even demand … Continue reading

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When I Don’t Understand

“I just don’t understand.” How often I’ve said those words during hard times. Sometimes it’s when a crisis happens—one in which it seems God certainly could have intervened. Lately it’s as I’m praying for someone who has been married for … Continue reading

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Trusting the Driver

“It doesn’t matter if you can’t see the lines on the highway. What matters is that I can.” What my husband said recently as he drove us back from Taos, New Mexico to our rented condo in Santa Fe has … Continue reading

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Deliver Me From Overreacting

Recently a young person I know and love made a negative statement to me. When I began to respond she asked, “Are you going to overreact again?” At times the two of us have had issues in our relationship, and … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Fear of the Future–Again

As I’ve been examining my thought life in recent days, I notice how often I am thinking fearful thoughts about the future. Here is a blog I first posted in June 16, 2010. Even though I wrote this over four … Continue reading

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Story of Victory–The Gift Wrapped in Pain

Lately I have been reflecting on James 1:2: “Consider it pure joy…whenever you face trials of many kinds…” (NIV) Today I have a guest blog from Elnora Hinson who calls her trial “The Gift.” I met Elnora, an RN, while … Continue reading

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Song Therapy–Part Two

In my last blog, I wrote about how I too often give in to believing my feelings instead of being led by my faith. This is a battle I’ve been engaged in most of my life. Even as a Christian … Continue reading

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