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When Will Past Hurt and My Broken Responses To It Stop Stealing My Joy?

Bad crap happens to us. It hurts. We chose to NOT BELIEVE God’s solutions for our hurt.  We did our best, but the outcome was loss – financial, spiritual, relational, emotional. We realized something was wrong, but had no idea how to change or make different choices. Life crashed on. Other people’s lives don’t seem to have the cracks, bumps, and bruises that we do. We find ourselves comparing and feeling like something was stolen […]

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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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I WANT To Do What God Wants Me To Do, But I Am Not Sure What That IS Anymore!

Today, July 4th, we celebrate the declaration of independence of those who wished to be free of the tyranny of King George III. They wished to no longer be ruled by those who did not have their best interest in mind, but used their subjects to promote their own agenda in Europe at the expense of those who had nothing to gain by it. They were declaring that they wanted to be free, but I […]

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God is Not a Monster

I have been having a conversation with a person online about the way the Lord has judged the earth since its creation. It has them seeing that God is a monster – one who carries out genocide (the world-wide flood) of any who cross Him. When I talked about His holiness and the fact that those who died had had time to repent and did not, they told me they would not have killed all […]

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A Holiness You Can Count On

I wake up and my first thought is how much I hurt – grumbling and complaining about getting old. Then I roll out of bed, and grimace as gravity works – in my back, hips, knees, and feet. I trip over my dog Charlie who wants me to pet him and then let him out – in that order. I mutter at him as I grab my housecoat, I stiffly walking to the kitchen for […]

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God’s Love Defined

I love God. I love my husband. I love my kids. I love grilled cheese sandwiches. I love chocolate ice cream. I love your hair. I love your house. I love my church family. I love that dress. I love this song. I love this movie. I love this game. I love this t.v. show. I love potato chips. I love my mom. I love my dad. I love my hair. I love God’s Word. […]

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