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The Reset Button

As I sat there on the couch with my Bible and the study materials in my lap, I felt my eyes drooping and my head heavily bowing forward. Ah shoot, I thought. You might think this was the reverent posturing…

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Laundry and other Holy Matters

It’s laundry day. Being part of a family of six sure does load up the work for that particular task. I’m always amazed at what I discover each time I achieve those 15 minutes of all the laundry in the…

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A Prayer to Change the Landscape

Lord, You are powerful; we praise you for that. So great and mighty are Your works! The Owner and Maker of all- You have given us everything we need to change the spiritual landscape. And Lord, as we look at…

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Getting You Off Your Game

I saw the dresser tipping, but I couldn’t do anything but scream. My son was angrily pulling clothes from the dresser drawer, which he pulled at just the right angle to tip the dresser over. He righted it, but not…

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Peace

Peace and Anxiety: a Curious Juxtaposition

I was encouraged this summer to consider the fruit of the Spirit. Something most Christians are fairly familiar with. One of the things charming children’s songs help us memorize at an early age. Galatians 5:22-23: But the fruit of the…

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A Legacy of Love

Whenever a certain friend of my oldest comes over, at some point she wears my Grandma Gerry’s wedding dress. This homemade, pink dress that oozes the 70s somehow made it into our wardrobe of costumes, and it gets amazing use. Besides…

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No More Tears

Come, Lord Jesus!

Come, Lord Jesus Growing up, whenever something bad happened, personally or globally, my dad would say, “Come, Lord Jesus.” Not gonna lie- to a teenage mind, that seemed less than desirable. I had things I wanted to do. Dude, maybe…

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Anxiety And Prospering

This is What Prospering Looks Like

In case I wondered if my anxiety had been cured, it flared up again recently. This is a super inconvenient time to be rendered unable to function because I am moving and have a million and seven things to do.…

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The Holiness of Self-Care

It's often hard to think about self-care, isn't it? When I think of it, I get this image of myself on a beach with my best friends relaxing. But then I put that thought out of my head because it…

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Purposive Pain

As they go, I had super easy childbirths for the four children I’m raising. Seriously, when seasoned mothers are swapping war-stories in front of terrified mothers-to-be, I have nothing to brag about. I needed no pain meds. Just started labor,…

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