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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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Collateral Damage

I wrote last week about my husband being my defender as the Lord enabled him to be. I mentioned that my husband was often misunderstood in His strong defense of me, since only he and I knew why he was doing it. My husband was doing a loving, noble thing. I let him and yet knew that there were moments when he broke and roared much too loudly, which scared me. It also scared my […]

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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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