Faith

In 25 Years

In 25 years, I want to be different. More gracious. Less anxious. Kinder. Wiser. I want to look back and see a marked difference over 25 years.  So today, I have a choice. I can start living like who I want to be in 25 years or I can continue…
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Faith

When People Hurt You

We all know life is hard. Many times our fallen world leaves us hurting. Health. Work. Finances. Death. But it seems particularly hard when our hurting is directly caused by someone else, when the effects of the Fall are staring back at us with two actual eyes. When people hurt…
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Loving Others

Grandpa

You were a stubborn man. And that got passed down to all four of your kids and most of your 19 grandkids, including me. We learned many lessons living alongside you: work hard, help others and take regular coffee breaks. We watched you share your faith without fear or regret.…
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Personal Growth

Reach Out

When life feels so hard it almost takes your breath away, reach out. If you're suspicious you're experiencing something more significant than postpartum blues, talk to your doctor. If a loved one is dying, let your friends bring you meals. If your kids are making choices that break your heart,…
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Stand Firm

"Stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourself fully to the work of the Lord because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." 1 Cor. 15:58 (NIV) This verse first jumped out to me when my husband was preparing a sermon on 1 Cor.…
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