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Find Peace in Letting Go

I never imagined I would find peace in letting go of almost everything I hold dear. If you told me I would learn that this past year, I would have smiled and walked away thinking you really had no idea what you were talking about. But, I have learned just that. Peace I have read about […]

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Accepting His Peace

It can be hard to have peace when you’re in the middle of difficult circumstances! I know for myself it’s hard to have peace when life is chaotic and uncertain. I’m a planner, and I like to know what’s going to happen and when. I like for things to go according to my plans. When […]

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Are you willing to accept God’s Peace?

Peace….perfect peace!  It’s something we all seem to “wish” for.  We want a peaceful life. We want to kick back with our cup of tea or coffee, sit at the lake and watch the tranquil waters of our lives pass by.  But does this fit the Biblical model of peace?  Are we even willing to accept […]

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A Peace-Filled Heart (and what we’re having for lunch)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 First thing in the morning, my kids’ little feet hit the floor and they come running in and ask “Mom, what are we going to eat?” Do yours […]

That Child: a Biblical Example

  Confession:  I was “that child”. So, a lot of the “that child” stuff I get because I am speaking from experience! It’s not that hard for me.  For those of you who weren’t “that child,” and have given birth, or adopted a “that child”…let me say that I pray for you. We are unique […]

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Humiliation

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 The history of our country is full of proclamations declaring certain days for public worship, prayer, […]

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A Legacy of Humility

Have you ever thought of humility as a legacy? I sat, devastated and alone in a tiny, old house, my six children sleeping on air mattresses in nearly empty rooms. The dream of reviving this ramshackle farm in the middle of nowhere suddenly became a nightmare. How in the world would I raise six children […]

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The Yoke of Humility

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:29-30 NIV Ever since I was a young Christian, I have loved the idea of taking on the Lord’s […]

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“That Child” : What they aren’t and what they are

  I want you to think for a moment of the little precious face that is your “that child”. When I am speaking at a women’s event on the topic of “that child”, I’ve started sending around a sheet so that all the moms can put the name of their “that child” on the piece of […]

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You Can’t Come in My House with Muddy Feet!

How many times have you seen commercials about this or maybe you’ve experienced this yourself… …your husband or kids (or even the dog) enter your house from outside, either from playing or working, and have muddy feet? And of course, you’ve just cleaned the floor, right? And you say…Don’t come in here with those muddy […]