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Beloved of God

My husband loves me. How do I know? He sacrifices time to meet my needs, cooks what I enjoy eating, and works so I might do ministry as the Lord has equipped me. He surrenders his comfort to make sure I am protected and cared for. He has prayed for me in my journey of healing from sexual abuse, trying his very best to create an atmosphere of safety in intimacy. He speaks truth when […]

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Good Enough?

Every day many of us wake up with that niggling feeling that we are really not good enough or don’t measure up to OTHERS standards for us. Sometimes we don’t measure up to our OWN standards. It follows us through our day and makes us think we must try harder or look for something else or something more to change this status. If that isn’t enough, this stream of thought runs over into what we […]

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The Lies We Believe

LIES… NOT outright untruths that we would recognize in a nanosecond, BUT an artfully crafted web of truth with lie woven in. Baby Steps in healing and living forward with confidence in Christ and without fear of the future, begins with recognizing the lies Satan whispers into our lives and the ones we create when life happens differently than we expect. Satan takes our shame and creates a scenario where we believe things happened to […]

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Baby Steps

I can remember my kid’s tentative steps around the couch and chairs. Newly discovered skills of being upright on little feet. I would watch both my kids do this, and think they will soon walk on their own. I remember we had been home to visit parents when my daughter – our oldest- was 10 months old. And in the airport my Mom and sister were hoping to see her walk before she and I […]

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Things to Be Thankful for When Life is Not Perfect

I woke up this morning wondering what to write to encourage you this week as you head into the season of celebrations with family and friends and co-workers, baking and travel. I am not going home since my husband is lowest on the totem pole of seniority at his work for taking the day after Thanksgiving off, combined with the reality that my closest family is a 10 hour drive one way. This is hard […]

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Legacy

The word legacy is so overused in our culture today. I think it is because we want our contribution to life to make a difference so we are remembered long after we are gone.  As a believer in Christ should that be my goal? If to live is Christ and to die is gain – because I get to go be with the Lord Himself – then why do I have to be remembered for […]

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