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What Happens When We Begin to Find Our Identity, Purpose, and Voice?

What happens when we begin to really believe who we are in Christ, forgive those who hurt us, find safe community, and learn to be truly authentic – growing BEYOND our wounds? For some it is helping others who are where they have once been or speaking up for those who have no voice in society. It has looked different for each woman I know who is learning to grow beyond her wounds. Some women […]

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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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If I Don’t Smile You’ll Ask Me what’s Wrong and I Don’t Have Energy for That…

I had had one of those weeks. A week where anything that could go wrong, did. Anyone who could let me down, did their job perfectly. The car needed a repair the budget didn’t have. The teacher called me in to talk about why our kid was not doing well in school. My husband was frustrated with my inability to relax and enjoy intimacy – AGAIN – for the third time this week. I get […]

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The Joy of Being Defended

Is it just me, or do we ALL wish for someone to care enough about us to defend us from those who intend us harm? To have someone not only know my story, but also stand in the gap to defend my heart, mind, and soul from further harm. This is a treasured possession for those who have been damaged by life in identity-shattering ways. It means you believe me and want to stick around […]

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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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