Category Archives: Spiritual Growth

Keeping It Balanced

Workouts for me are essential, my hormonal equilibrium and mood depend on them. Not to mention bone health and general muscle tone. But finding the balance is tough! I swing from seasons of running to seasons of weight-lifting… cardio to … Continue reading

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Exercise the Will

Everyday I have choices: how long to linger in bed, what to wear, how much coffee to drink, even whether to smile. I can look at my “to do” list and let feelings of being overwhelmed consume me… or just … Continue reading

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Feed the Soul

Soul food is usually high calorie, high carb, full fat and sweet! Hits all the no/no’s on any regular diet list. It just tastes good and makes you feel wonderful at the moment. Sometimes my soul is depleted and hungry … Continue reading

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Counting the cost

Who builds a house and doesn’t count the cost first? Who goes to war and doesn’t plan ahead? These parables Jesus told all equated to taking up our personal “cross” and following Him. Really? It’s like building a structure to … Continue reading

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When I Pray

When I pray, I have the ear of my Father. He’s never distracted or too busy. He isn’t looking at his phone or computer (or whatever they have in heaven…) He isn’t thinking of the 1 gazillion other things He … Continue reading

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White like snow?

We just had our deck resurfaced! A much needed repair, as it had become dangerous with popped-up nails and boards… sometimes you just wait too long. How wonderful it was to return from vacation and walk out onto a new … Continue reading

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The heart of the matter

I love finding hearts: on sidewalks, in fruit, in a stain or a rock shape! They remind me of God’s love for me or anyone looking. He’s always out for my good… if only I will take notice. Apparently God … Continue reading

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IN everything… FOR everything

Be thankful is a clear mandate in God’s Word! Besides who is to be thankful I’ve been pulling verses to help me know: when and what for and how and where to be thankful… Who gives thanks? Paul’s Prayer (in … Continue reading

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Finding the Joy-Way

I have Peace I have Joy “How is that even possible?” My youngest asked. Because I know – I can rest assured, God is out for my good today, each day, even in “this” -whatever is happening. How did I … Continue reading

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God weeps?

I’ve been reading through Jeremiah -“the weeping prophet”- and realized from various commentaries that it is ambiguous at best regarding who exactly is weeping! What if it is God who’s doing the crying (like a high-pitched flute, Jeremiah 48:36) and … Continue reading

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