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Rejoice in the Face of Suffering?

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15 But what happens when you’re rejoicing and they’re still weeping? Those moments are hard. I found myself there yesterday just after we received news of my husband’s clear … Continue reading

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Beyond Our Strength

Very interesting words pop up from Paul in the 2nd letter to the Corinthian believers: “…we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of living.” 2 Corinthians 1:8 So many times I have heard folks say, … Continue reading

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Watching the Struggle

Nothing has been more difficult for me as a parent than watching my children struggle. Whether with a relationship, school or work load, physical pain or consequences they’ve brought on themselves – I hurt too. My mom used to quote … Continue reading

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Blessed

I am blessed by this latest trial of my husband’s illness and hospital stay. Can you imagine anyone saying that? Or really meaning it? But I am quite serious- I really feel blessed. James says to “count it all joy” … Continue reading

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1John 4:16

1John 4:16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in His love… Mentally exhausted from my week of caring for my parents, I went to a new women’s Biblestudy today. I usually host a … Continue reading

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Where You Don't Want to Go

The other morning I woke to the distinct impression of God telling me He was going to take me where I “don’t want to go.” What a strange thing to feel like God was saying. I wondered why I would … Continue reading

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Quite a Tale

Once again today, I found myself explaining to an old friend (that I hadn’t seen some 10+ years) who the big brunette guy is in our family photo of blondies. It never fails, the next question following is, “Well, where … Continue reading

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Can and Will

Facing surgery again this summer is no fun. For those that know us, we have had our fill of hospital stays and unexpected procedures. In October of 2010 my husband, David was diagnosed with colon cancer. That initial surgery lead … Continue reading

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Thankfully Aware!

Today I wrote, “To God be the Glory!” on a payment of a bill I mailed that was MUCH over due. I was so thrill to pay off this account I wrote, “Praise God!!” in the checkbook by the entry. … Continue reading

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