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The Gift found through Pain

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“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds…” James 1:2 We are innately built to flee from things that hurt. Avoiding pain is a natural defense. Stay away from the edge of the cliff, don’t step into oncoming traffic, watch out for hot stoves, don’t drink poison. It’s […]

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The Gift…

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For God so loved… that He gave.… John 3:16 I’ve been there. The isolated chair amongst rows of pews. Hollow words tapping on my numb heart. Just another Sunday, just another rhythm of handshakes, I’ll-Pray-For-You’s and Amens. I played my part. Did my dues. But as I waded through the following weekdays I wondered – What […]

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Is God with me in my messed up Christmas?

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around my house, and I’m not talking twinkling lights or wafting gingerbread. No, it’s more like frenzied shoppers, tired momma’s, whiny kids, and spent dads. Truth, I didn’t want to blog at all, let alone talk about Job. I’m kinda all bah-humbug over here. But then the […]

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Glory, Glory! {Chapter 8}

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We are careening down the road at 80 miles an hour. I have hours and hours of work wrapped, bowed and bagged right next to the cooler of chopped, mixed, baked and arranged efforts. Its Christmas Eve and I confess, I am relieved. The special-ness of this season takes work, lots and lots of work. […]

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Love Labors, Love Bears, Love Lives {Chapter 5}

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Today’s Post is written by a very dear friend of mine, Meredith Bernard! Oh, she has made me giggle and we have shared us some Holy Spirit tears. Her pictures captivate me and her words give music to my soul, because in them all is a glimpse of Holy love. Someday, I hope you have the […]

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