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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Stepping Forward with God

As January rolls on and I focus on being present while seeking God’s presence, I’m excited to introduce you to Sylvia Schroeder this week. We met in an online writer’s group and her words always point me toward a new way and our Savior. I know you’ll enjoy her words on how to look back …

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Thankful in it All

One of the best lessons of my life has been learning to be thankful in less than desirable situations. This shift of perspective did not come through easy, happy or joyful moments in life, but in the most painful. But this attitude and perspective shift has allowed more grace, peace, love and joy to fill …

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A Relentless, Joyful Presence

Relentless. It was one word my son used to describe me for my 50th birthday. It’s not a word I would have used to describe myself, but in retrospect, I’m happy he sees me that way. As parents, we need to be relentless in so many ways. We relentlessly share our love, faith, encouragement, discipline, …

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