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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How to Be Content with What We Have

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One glance at her Facebook newsfeed is enough to make the most determined woman feel discontent. An old friend shares her vacation photos, a colleague gushes about the diamonds her husband bought her, a relative shows off her renovated kitchen, an acquaintance shares news of her promotion at work, another friend shares her fabulously done… 

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Where to Start When Seeking God’s Direction: Part Three

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When you are faced with major decisions regarding your homeschooling, your family, your own personal role and relationships, seeking God’s direction can seem very daunting. Even daily decisions can get bogged down with the opinions and advice of others, self doubt, and conflicting messages from our culture. As I shared in Part One and Part… 

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Avoiding the Comparison Trap

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Comparing ourselves among ourselves is not wise. How often have I heard this scripture taught and preached in my churches growing up?  How often have I read this passage in my Bible?   And yet, somehow, I find that the application of this verse is much harder than reading it. Lately in my personal life… 

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