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Battling Demons

Sharing this is hard.  I guess because you will know some deep dark secrets into my family.  Yet, the pull to share has been intense lately, and I truly believe I need to share it with all those out there … Continue reading

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Stopping Sin Before it Goes too Far

Today in the scriptures there lies the idea of adultery.  First Susanna, in the book of Deuteronomy, is almost condemned to death based on the lies of two elders.  Then as we open the New Testament, the people point out … Continue reading

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Clouding My Life With the World

Why do I ever doubt that time alone with God is worthwhile? Why do I choose my own selfish desires over time with God? Why do I convince myself that I can do it without asking God first? “Come to … Continue reading

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A Container Filled Life

The other day I took my kids to one of those self serve yogurt places.  (I love how we pay more to serve ourselves than we did to have it served to us).  Anyway, my kids immediately picked up the … Continue reading

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A New Challenge

Our life has changed a little bit around our house.  Recently, Pete left his job of 20 years and jumped into unemployment.  His job had served our family well for 20 years and now it was time to move on: … Continue reading

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The Hard Truth

My friend has a remarkable singing voice.  He uses it for God’s Glory.  So when he sang at church the other day, and someone complained; it took him aback.  You see, he felt God’s goodness going through every vessel in … Continue reading

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Yoke Me Up to Jesus

You never know when your words will touch the heart of another… This weekend, Pete and I spent time with our small Christian group.  It is made up of about 6 or 7 couples and we meet in each other’s … Continue reading

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I Yelled Out To God

My friend told me to take it to prayer. I told her I couldn’t.  I was tongue-tied.  I didn’t have anything to say to God that was good.  I only had bad thoughts, angry thoughts.  I didn’t want to share … Continue reading

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Clothing Yourself With Dirty Laundry

The other day I had an ordinary, everday conversation with my son that went like this: Me, “TJ, please take a shower (because he smells after a bike ride).” TJ: “OK” Me: “TJ – did you just shower and put … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

The following reflection comes from the book of Daniel. King Nebuchadnezzar took over Jerusalem and took with him all the beautiful women and wise men. He was known for allowing the poor to stay behind and take over whatever was … Continue reading

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