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What God Values (You)

Do you struggle with worth and value? It’s a terrible feeling. I think it’s one of the greatest lies of the enemy of our souls—the lie that we aren’t valuable. I’ve struggled with it for years, especially when I was a stay-at-home mom. The world values talent, beauty, money, and success, and if we don’t achieve these, we don’t feel …

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thanksgiving, Uncategorized, Word Wednesday

When Celebrating Thanksgiving is Hard

Empty Chairs . . . Some years Thanksgiving is harder to celebrate than other years. I love the turkey, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, dressing, and green bean casserole. I embrace the cooler weather, gold and garnet leaves, and the almost naked trees, and I love gathering with family and friends–whoever can come. Yet, there have been many years when I’ve …

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Restlessness, Uncategorized

Let God Settle Your Restless Heart

  Do you know that feeling of a restless heart? Sometimes we experience it even though life isn’t  too bad. Things are good, but we just can’t shake the feeling that something is missing or needs to be fixed. We’ve lost our joy. We’re not happy. The things that used to be fulfilling are not. Other times our circumstances are …

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When You Want to Push Somebody Down #Gentleness

  I sat around the table with friends sharing our prayer needs. Open, honest, and vulnerable, I told mine. We’re like minded. Women of faith, and kindred spirits who’ve heard the call to write, so it seemed to be a safe place. But it wasn’t. As soon as I let my request out, questions and “answers” spilled from (well-meaning) lips. …

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