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The Craving To Be “Normal”

As you go through each day, do you ever observe the ease with which others do what you find extremely hard to do – like marriage, parenting, conversations, work? When they speak of the intimacy in their marriage and the closeness with their husbands they have and enjoy, are you jealous? When you see the patience with which they parent a screaming child or handle a disagreement, are you envious? When others are able to […]

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Healing is a Journey

When I look over my life, from when I was abused as a teen to the present, I can easily see how the Lord was working and using everything to root out self-focus, cause me to seek Him, and use me to help others in the process. Healing is a journey. However, in the MIDDLE of that journey, all I could see was a trail of wreckage behind me and a lot of unanswered questions […]

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Patience is a Hard Word

Patience is a hard word. It is hard to grasp God’s patience in the midst of us being broken by other broken people. Why does He wait? Why does He tolerate sin? Why doesn’t He crush rebellion immediately? The answers have much to do with what we have already explored about God. He is holy and does not excuse our sin or other’s sin. He is not powerless to save, rescue, or punish – look […]

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Overcoming Our Past

So many of us are trying to overcome our past. We are constantly asking “what if?” questions. As if we could actually make the past different by re-examining every word spoken and deed done. I think it is why we are obsessed with time travel movies – “Back to the Future” (I, II III), “The Time Traveler’s Wife”, “Source Code”. Everyone going back to try to fix something in the past to make the future […]

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Approval of Others

I had my blog written on overcoming the need to have the approval of others and how the Word speaks to it. I started writing it THREE days ago and here I sit the day before, rewriting the whole thing, because I realized I cared too much about what you, my reader, would think. Things like this ran through my mind: Is what I am writing a good topic? Will anyone follow my logic? What […]

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DESERVE Mercy?

I once was pulled over by a cop for not having my tags up to date. As I sat there waiting for him to go back to his car to run my plates to see if I had actually paid for new tags, my mind was racing to remember if I had gotten the tags paid for this vehicle or was it the other one. I had paid online for the first time and never […]

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