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6 Truths for When You Feel Overwhelmed and “Too Broken”

Anne woke up and thought through her day and sighed. “Would anyone even care if I stayed in bed all day? It’s not like I really make a difference in anyone’s life. I usually just mess things up. I say all the wrong things and do all the wrong things. I am a terrible mom. If my friends knew what I was thinking half the time, they would think I was crazy. Why can’t I […]

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Boundaries: What To Do When Others Push Back Against the New You

Eleven years ago, when I surrendered bitterness to the Lord and forgave the one who hurt me, I gained a new confidence in God and myself. It made me want to be more transparent and open with my faults and victories. I became passionate about grace and truth in balance – the Gospel. I was convinced that He was Life, Living Water, Bread from Heaven, My Rock and the Light. He knew every one of […]

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Ready, Set, “Journey to Heal”!

I am back and so refreshed by the Lord. I have sought His heart, surrendered my plans for His, and begun a course of action that will help Him make all things more clear. The cost of being transformed into His image is surrendering my will for His.                    I mentioned 3 weeks ago that I would be beginning a study on the book by Crystal Sutherland called “Journey to Heal”. She has begun the […]

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The Craving To Be “Normal”

As you go through each day, do you ever observe the ease with which others do what you find extremely hard to do – like marriage, parenting, conversations, work? When they speak of the intimacy in their marriage and the closeness with their husbands they have and enjoy, are you jealous? When you see the patience with which they parent a screaming child or handle a disagreement, are you envious? When others are able to […]

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God’s Power FOR Me

I often stand out on my deck and look out at the mountains. I am continually amazed at the greatness, grandeur, and power of their presence. It never fails to move me to praise. They create an awareness of how small I am, insignificant really, compared to them. Mountains are a powerful presence. Consider the power of the One who spoke the visible world – and mountains- into existence. If the mountain inspires awe and […]

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50 Year Discoveries: Parenting

Throwing up as I barely made it to the bathroom to hit the toilet. My stomach was rolling and smells made it worse. I never get sick – not since flu in high school, so this had to mean I was pregnant. I bought a pregnancy test and sure enough I was. We called the parents and shared it with friends, found a doctor and started taking the prenatal vitamins, which I could not keep […]

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