Faith means understanding we won’t always understand

Discussing loss, unfair situations, and why bad things happen to good people, I recently shared with a friend: “I’ve come to understand I won’t always understand.” Our other friend then added “that’s where faith comes in”. Exactly. Faith means understanding we won’t always understand. God didn’t promise us life would be easy. Actually, Jesus tells …

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How to Refocus a Worried Mind

A scattered or worried mind impedes us whenever or wherever it wants. It’s difficult to refocus a worried mind when thoughts swirl, jump, and invade. The what-ifs, worst case scenarios, whys, and why nots slowly or suddenly overtake our mind and impair our actions. It doesn’t matter when or what: sleep, work, being present, or …

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Five Lessons Learned from 2020

5 lessons from 2020

With the dawn of a new year, a healthy practice is looking back before looking forward. I took time for a review over the last few weeks and summarized it into my five lessons learned from 2020. Our choices impact many others. If we didn’t already understand this, a very contagious pandemic made it abundantly …

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Radiating His Light

Each night it shone, radiating His light into my little corner of the world. Growing up, I would place a little ivory cross under a bright lamp in my room. Later in the darkness, my little cross glowed and signified God’s presence. I remembered that cross’s comfort this week when musing about darkness and light. …

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Be Careful What You Ask For & How to Find the Answer

Be careful what you ask for. In a recent newsletter, my lack of motivation in this season was our topic of discussion. So many of you replied and resonated with the message I asked God to show me what He wanted next. I wasn’t motivated and wanted answers. Then I had a nightmare. Again, be …

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