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Understanding God

When “What ifs” and “Whys” Try to Steal Your Hope

After a jarring or difficult event has happened in your life, have you ever found yourself asking, “What if I or someone else hadn’t ____________ then ______________ would have happened instead?” And the “instead” is always a better or more favorable outcome in your way of thinking. This mental game leads us around the board of life to “Why” every time. Why didn’t I do this instead of that? Why didn’t I think of _______________ […]

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How Do You Move from Knowing Stuff to Life-Changing Belief?

There is a challenge that often comes with using the Word of God in the healing process – the leap from knowing stuff in your head to embracing it with your heart. It is just a bunch of facts that get splattered against a wall if you do not really BELIEVE what you are applying to your wounds – past and present. So how do you know if you really BELIEVE something, and how do […]

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YOU Are Not the Exception to God’s Rule of Healing and Wholeness in Christ

So many women, so many stories. A year of very high highs and very low lows. Not just in my story, but in the lives of those still walking the valley bottoms, hoping there is light somewhere ahead and the valley will not be endless,  full of more and more hurt. I have spoken and prayed with women who have wondered if God will ever answer their prayers as He has other people’s. They hear […]

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How Demanding PROOF That God Cares Mocks the Cross

“Sorrow develops as the believer begins to see that her demand for God to prove He cares is a mockery of the Cross. The death of Jesus Christ is sufficient proof of the trustworthiness of the heart of God. Such indifference breaks the heart of the Father, who eagerly awaits the return of the prodigal son and the brokenness of the elder son. When the humble child of faith sees the Father weep rather than […]

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Just a Taste to Whet Your Heart’s Appetite

Have you ever been so wrapped up in learning and preparing for a  a new thing, that you lose track of time and realize that the thing you should have done fell through the cracks? I ask you that question because I did not get a blog or any social media encouragement ready for you last week. I had every intention of carrying it through to completion. However, I am in the process of changing […]

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Yes, Roadblocks are Normal On the Road to Freedom

You are moving along, smashing the lies of the past, embracing God’s truth, learning to create boundaries, finding your voice, learning who He is and who you are in Him. You have overcome fears with steps of faith, forgiven those who have hurt you, and are beginning to trust the Lord with the details and relationships in your life. And then…everything comes to a screeching halt. What happened? What is this thing in the road? […]

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