Army, exercise, friends, God's faithfulness, loneliness, moving, puppies, silence

Not Alone: My New Walking Buddy

I am a people person, and in the past I really didn’t like being alone. I didn’t like to shop, eat at restaurants, or exercise alone. But I’ve learned through the years that being alone is a big part of growing up–at least it has been in my life. I remember how shocked and hurt I was the first year of marriage when I realized that my …

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repentance, salvation, silence, Trust, worry

The Strong, Silent Type

This is what the Sovereign, the Holy One of Israel says, “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.” (Isaiah 30:15). What a powerful verse. When I get all stirred up and bothered, and peace escapes my soul, I need to heed this: Repent from trying to …

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God's faithfulness, God's Voice, Need, silence

God Always Speaks

I went treasure hunting in the dark today. This is what I found: Why do you complain to Him that He answers none of man’s words? For God does speak–now one way, now another–though man may not perceive it. –Job 33:13,14 I’m always amazed when I find “new” Scriptures. Of course, they are not new. My eyes have touched them …

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alone, family, hershey bar, silence, weight gain

A Hershey Bar Every Day

It has been a strange. I’ve been alone in my house without any of my family. Lauren is in Mexico getting her first taste of missionary life, and the boys and Mike are in California visiting family. It has taken awhile to declutter my heart and listen. I have not dressed in camel hair and eaten wild locust. I haven’t even fasted. …

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