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How Can Losing Be Good?

When we think of loss, we often think of it in terms of being a negative thing or an unwanted result. Yet considering the hurts of the past, wouldn’t it be awesome to lose what kept us in pain, bound to the past, unable to live forward as the Lord created us to as His daughters – with confidence to confront darkness, extending grace instead of judgment, and knowing her worth is based on what […]

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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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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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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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Gazing Upon His Beauty Brings Freedom

God has really been pointed lately in impressing on me the glory of Him alone. He has been convicting me of my tendency to neglect to stop and gaze into His awesomeness, His holiness, His perfect otherness. It could be influenced by the sermon series at our church in Exodus and how God revealed Himself to Moses, poured out His power and wrath on Pharaoh’s Egypt, the setting of His people Israel free through the […]

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Legacy

The word legacy is so overused in our culture today. I think it is because we want our contribution to life to make a difference so we are remembered long after we are gone.  As a believer in Christ should that be my goal? If to live is Christ and to die is gain – because I get to go be with the Lord Himself – then why do I have to be remembered for […]

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