Courage, Faith, Growth, Hope

My friend Michelle doesn’t have a blog. But as she told me this story on the phone, I wept and I felt like someone else needed to hear this story too- maybe you? I asked her to write it, and if I could put it on my blog. She said yes and this is her…

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Faith, Hope

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are…

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Faith, Five Minute Friday, Growth, Hope

This morning I woke up fingers itchin’ for my Friday morning ritual of Five Minute Friday’s with Lisa-Jo and many awesome others.  The morning has come and gone and we spent it at the park and on this gloriously orangy-yellow fall day, that was exactly what we all needed. The kids played with their friends…

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Hope, Journey Out Of Fear, Obedience

 Image Source I  constantly scratch words onto paper, ever thankful for faded lines that keep my letters neatly in place, preventing them from dripping down the page into an abysmal pile of nonsense. Inside it often feels like just that, nonsense.  Just incoherent thoughts that are not worth sharing anyway. And as I wrestle thoughts…

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Grace, Hope

When Giving Thanks Hurts

  “There is no neutral ground in the universe; every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God and counter-claimed by Satan” C S Lewis This broken world we spin ’round on whips dizzy so fast sometimes it makes me sick. I want to lean over the edge and throw-up for all the sickness…

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Family, Hope, Loss, Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings~ Memorial Day

  Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. Leviticus 25:10 A heartfelt “Thank You” to those who serve this nation.  Prayers of thanksgiving and comfort for those who have lost loved ones in this service, and for those who suffer from wounds that remain deep imbedded, in mind- –in body, -in spirit. Know…

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Grace, Hope, Loss

When The Storms Come

Rains pour down day after day and waters rise too high. Winds howl and rip apart homes, smashing lives and sucking up souls- I heard three children were missing and the burning in my mother-chest flares white hot. How does anyone make sense of moments such as this? Who watches the weather and imagines that…

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