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His Peace for Your Storm

Peace. Is Not… …the absence of conflict …something gotten by always agreeing …gotten by sweeping the truth under the carpet …found in people, things, or places on earth …where rainbows and fairy tales and princes on white horses rescue their princesses …where only sunny days, mountain views, or bubbling brooks fill our days Face down on the kitchen floor with your heart poured out to God – your face and the floor wet with your […]

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Overcoming Our Past

So many of us are trying to overcome our past. We are constantly asking “what if?” questions. As if we could actually make the past different by re-examining every word spoken and deed done. I think it is why we are obsessed with time travel movies – “Back to the Future” (I, II III), “The Time Traveler’s Wife”, “Source Code”. Everyone going back to try to fix something in the past to make the future […]

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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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Wedded Bliss?

Lies. Remember? The things that are a web of truth and deception, created by Satan and our flesh, to divert us away from the truth God’s Word has for us. Last week we spoke of lies in relation to parenting. I know that that is not the only relationship where lies live and walk around. Lies invade every relationship we have. They are generous like that… The views I had formed of marriage were not […]

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Baby Steps

I can remember my kid’s tentative steps around the couch and chairs. Newly discovered skills of being upright on little feet. I would watch both my kids do this, and think they will soon walk on their own. I remember we had been home to visit parents when my daughter – our oldest- was 10 months old. And in the airport my Mom and sister were hoping to see her walk before she and I […]

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