Giving You Some Worry-Abolishing Truth!

When your heart is overwhelmed with fear, hearing the counsel to “Just trust God” can seem a bit unrealistic and even unsympathetic. But actually, intentionally moving your heart to a place of trust is the safest, most reasonable and realistic thing you can do. Trusting God requires something, it is a hard choice. But truly “trusting God” can only happen when you know His...

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Making a Bold Accusation Against God

Have you ever stood up to make a bold accusation against God? I doubt you’ve voiced it. But I’m guilty of this far more times than I realize. Did you know that every complaint we utter is a reflection of our heart’s attitude toward God? Complaining isn’t limited to the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad kind of days. Nope, complaining can happen pretty easily. Are you a grumbler? What...

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Help When Your Identity is Stolen

I don’t know about you, but some days I feel like someone’s stolen my identity. What I mean by that is, fear starts to paralyze me, shame begins to strangle me, and hopelessness steals my joy. When that starts happening, I know, sure enough . . . I’m experiencing an identity crisis. I’ve forgotten “who I am in Christ.”  So, for those days when the liar (the enemy of our souls) has...

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Join me for the Celebration!

Join me for the Celebration!

Did you read the post about my friend who wasn’t looking for marriage (after five decades!) but was sweetly surprised by God? (If not, you can read that by clicking here.) Well, if you didn’t follow the LIVE stream of her wedding, you can still watch this beautiful display of the gospel! Paula Hendricks Marstellar provided a wonderful blog post with the background story and links to watch the...

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An Empty Spot at the Table

I was putting the turkey in the oven when it hit me hard. This was always my dad’s job. My eyes brimmed quickly and waves of missing him swept over me. My dad wasn’t the cook in the family, but there were two things he faithfully prepared: blueberry pancakes on Sunday mornings before church (thus the reason our family was always a tad late!), and the turkey on Thanksgiving Day. In 2000 he was...

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