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When I Need Grace to Forgive Myself

Forgive or not to forgive, that’s the question. (But we know the answer is to forgive, right?) Last week I wrote about the grace God gave me to forgive someone who’d hurt me deeply. His grace took away the pain and empowered me to be genuinely kind and at peace with the situation. We also … Continue reading “When I Need Grace to Forgive Myself”

Obeying God When It’s hard

Sometimes it’s easy to follow God. But other times His leading may be unclear or hard to obey because it doesn’t seem to make sense to us. Obeying God can be difficult. I was always an obedient child. It wasn’t because I was GOOD. My obedience grew from another source, a desire to please. Yep, … Continue reading “Obeying God When It’s hard”

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7 Scriptures On Balance in our Lives

Have you experienced the need for balance in your life? Does it seem that it’s impossible to reach? Do you question if balance is even possible or good? I’ve asked that same question, and I’ve come to the conclusion that balance is essential to live healthy, productive lives, but it isn’t always pretty. As we … Continue reading “7 Scriptures On Balance in our Lives”


Your Prayers Have No Expiration Date

I’ve been praying for something for a long time. It’s probably been thirty years or so, give or take a few. Honestly, it’s been such a long time, I’ve often given up. But once in awhile something stirs the ache, and I find myself praying the same petition again even though I’ve even prayed for … Continue reading “Your Prayers Have No Expiration Date”

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If You Struggle with Loneliness at Christmas: Three things to do

If Christmas is the loneliest time of the year for you, you are not alone. Not only does a Google search reveal that half a million elderly adults will find themselves alone this holiday, other articles write of the millions of singles who struggle with the holiday too. The weird thing about being lonely is … Continue reading “If You Struggle with Loneliness at Christmas: Three things to do”

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