Tag Archives: hope

Companionship 

What’s so important about getting together with other Christians? As a group specifically… Why gather? Why pray? Why study God’s word? My current women’s Biblestudy is looking at the Road to Emmaus story Luke 24:28-31.     On the road to Emmaus, 2 men … Continue reading

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Glory? I'm moving

Writing, “Ben & Abby’s wedding shower, 2pm” completely blew me away. My eyes blurred thinking about our sweet son, nearly 4 years sober and his beautiful bride-to-be. Only God can bring about change and blessing like this! Again my promise came to mind… … Continue reading

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Gifts from Losses

I’ve heard that the 1st holiday following a death is the toughest… Christmas is here and my parents aren’t. They’ve always been a part of our celebrations, and it seems strange not to have them around. Our joy over their … Continue reading

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I Can Totally Live With That!

I need to know there’s a chance things will work out for good. That there’s a chance I can change or learn or simply be better than before. I need at least the possibility that what I long for will actually … Continue reading

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Breathing Room

Like each previous school year, our house churns and swirls with new schedules and plans for 7 individuals. Its exciting and a tad chaotic, but oh, how I love these people I do life with. With 1 totally on his … Continue reading

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Addicted to Hope

I love hope. When I feel down I can’t stay there long. I’ll do anything to change up and scramble away from gloom. I’m like a hope-addict. Hope-filled people can offer such joy, they are treasures from God! Hope is life, like water to … Continue reading

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Hope For Tomorrow

Moving! I swing from excited anticipation, to mild panic, to just being plain overwhelmed. Boxes are piling up at 2 houses and still, there’s more to do. Friends stop by and see the progress… I see the mess. Can’t vacuum, … Continue reading

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Addiction Recovery

Today our son becomes an adult. It’s a miracle! Two years ago we wondered if he’d still be alive. He confesses he never thought he’d see 18. But God… has this amazing way of messing in our stuff, changing up … Continue reading

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God is Bigger Still

These last 2 weeks have seemed particularly emotional ones. My father’s mind is slipping deeper into dementia and my mother’s frailty seems more acute. My close friend is suffering the terrible side effects of radiation. And there has been family … Continue reading

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The Revelation

Meditation: The mysterious plan of God was finally revealed in the New Testament. This mystery is that through the gospel, the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ … Continue reading

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