Thou Shall Not Worry

Habits are hard to break for a reason. Take it from me, a recovering worrier. It’s a  battle to stop the worry gremlins in my head, but it can be done. This continual battle is won not by myself, but with a little help from my friends and a lot of wisdom from God. I’m …

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Encouragement Ahead

I was sure she could do it, even though she felt unsure. I could see it even if she couldn’t. Have you ever had a sense about someone else’s ability? This often occurs with our children or another loved one. Recently, our daughter started driving with her temporary license. She was initially nervous and unsure …

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Honoring Gratitude

It’s been a long year. I’ve lost two of my favorite people, battled annoying physical issues and been blindsided by multiple challenges. These circumstances often left me ungrateful even though God wove in wonderful and unforgettable moments amid the woeful and wearisome. The year has simply left me tired and unsure of what’s next. But …

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Finding Presence

But the Lord watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love. We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,  for our hope is in you …

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He is Near

What’s your first thought when seeing the sun diffusing through clouds high above? As the light streams down from radiant beams I’m always reminded of God’s presence. It’s like He’s showing me He’s near and present, even if I cannot physically see Him. Winding down on our #BePresent series this Lent, we’ve discussed being Purposeful …

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