For When You Are Frustrated

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I posted this on my Facebook wall some time ago: There are times that I read Scripture with a specific thought on my heart that pulls out more questions of what’s REALLY going on in my heart.  If that happens to you, write it down! You probably won’t have immediate answers but the questions could… 

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Modesty Is Counter-Cultural

Modesty is Counter-Cultural

I loathe shopping for my teen daughter. Not because of the stress of shopping or rude cashiers or the high prices or anything as shallow as all that. It’s because the selections for clothing in the shops is too often inappropriate, especially with warmer weather approaching. Even I sometimes struggle to find items to update… 

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What Will Your Funeral Look Like?

If you were to die today, what would your funeral look like?

Today I sit down to write with a heavy heart.  This morning I attended the funeral of a beautiful 16-year-old girl who had everything going for her in life. She was a leader on her soccer and volleyball teams. She played trumpet in the local homeschool band.  She sang in the local homeschool choir.  She… 

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When We Are Suffering

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As I write this, it is the eleventh anniversary of the death of my father. I grieve for what was lost, and what will never be. I am coming down with a virus, and my throat is sore and scratchy. Earlier today, I slipped and fell in my hallway from my son’s dripping bathwater trail,… 

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Pleasing the Lord

Pleasing the Lord

As Christians, most of us are well aware of God’s goodness in our lives. We know from experience that He is a loving, merciful, and faithful Father. In fact, He loved us so much that He didn’t even withhold His precious Son from us, but willingly gave Him to gain us: “He who did not… 

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