Devotion

Hectic Days Need Heaven’s Hushes

Filed in Devotion, Encouragement, Prayer by on August 14, 2017 1 Comment
Hectic Days Need Heaven’s Hushes

There are some Sundays, no matter how early I’ve woken up and earnestly I’ve tried, getting out the side door to church is as easy as…well, it’s just plain hard. Those are usually the days I end up driving behind a tractor with double yellow lines down the road, a little girl with an attitude […]

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One Storm’s Gift

One Storm’s Gift

I walked along the path with ease, My steps were sure beneath the trees. The sun poked holes and sprayed its rays, This joyous path and flowered way. I kicked some stones and sang a hymn, So happy, free, content, and then, A clap of thunder, down poured rain, That fell so hard it caused […]

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When Mother’s Day Hurts

When Mother’s Day Hurts

I stared over my mother’s shoulder as our newly bundled gift of grace lay silent and secure in his fleece green swaddle. Head covered in thick, black, baby-soft hair with cheeks pink and vibrant. Unintentional hues of spring greens filled the room seemingly applauding this life that was added surprisingly to us in our ending […]

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What is the Root Cause of Sickness and Pain?

Filed in Devotion, God's Love, Sin, Suffering by on April 8, 2014 4 Comments
What is the Root Cause of Sickness and Pain?

The last time I saw my general physician, I’d asked him, “Don’t you think there is something wrong that is causing all of these different chronic illnesses? Something you’re missing that’s the root cause?” Several years ago, internal inflammation entered my life and was addressed with a bandaid solution from apathetic health care. But bandaids […]

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“Losing It” Is Not Always Bad

Filed in Devotion, God's Love, Ministry, Uncategorized by on March 24, 2014 4 Comments
“Losing It” Is Not Always Bad

Midway into an hour long conversation, the Holy Spirit gently revealed the truth of crippling frustration for this young girl in ministry. Watery eye contact was replaced with the top of her head as she hunched over and hid beneath dark strands of shame. After a few minutes of silence, a whisper seeped out from […]

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What Does Love Look Like?

Filed in Children, Devotion, Parenting by on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
What Does Love Look Like?

(This was one of the most popular posts on my original blog and since something similar happened just recently, I thought I’d repost.) A little lisp snuck up behind me at the kitchen sink and said “I have a thur-prithe (surprise) for you Mommy! Squash your eyes shut!” The out-of-breath commander just lost her first […]

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If God Says “Rest,” Please Listen

Filed in Devotion, God's Love, Ministry by on January 14, 2014 6 Comments
If God Says “Rest,” Please Listen

As I stared at the flickering cursor on a blank web page for the third day in a row, I prayed in desperation, “Lord, I’ve come all the way across the country to seek Your face, hear Your heart, finally alone and undisturbed. You miraculously provided this house for me. You gave me the most […]

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