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This scene has played out over and over in my life. Quite possibly you've lived this too: A friend or family member texts or calls you with troubling news. A cancer diagnosis. A high risk pregnancy. Discovery of an addiction. A marriage falling apart. The news always...read more
A couple of weeks ago, my husband started reading and writing devotionals to us, his family, via email on the Psalms. Every day, I waited to hear what wisdom and encouragement he had for us! It has been a great source of comfort during these difficult economic...read more
George Frederic Watts, Hope While wandering through the Tate Britain Museum in London, my daughter happened upon this incredible piece of artwork by George Frederic Watts, entitled Hope. One of her favorite Biblical studies has been on HOPE, so this picture brought...read more
“Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it" (Goethe). If I can take artistic license here, I would love to change just one little word in Goethe's quote . ....read more
"It's easy to form an attachment to people and things. When you've formed an attachment to people and things, it can be a very painful experience and feeling when you realized that it's time to let go. Even the mere thought of not having that person or thing in your...read more
"Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands (author's note: Moses lifted his hands) the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were...read more
"Faith is the one human attitude that is the opposite of depending on oneself, for it involves trust in or dependence on another. Thus, it is devoid of self-reliance or attempts to gain righteousness by human effort. If God's favor is to come to us apart from our own...read more
Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven's making" (Leigh Hunt). A Hushed...read more
". . .so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,...read more
". . .so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend. . ." Ephesians 3:17-18a At last Sunday's service, my pastor challenged the congregation to read through Deuteronomy 1-8. Quite a...read more
"You, being rooted and grounded in love. . ." Ephesians 3:17b [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH9pBu3myaw] The last two days, I have been privileged to teach two writing classes to homeschooled students, grades 5-11. It is definitely one of my great passions....read more
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