Category: Christian Life

Proverbs 4:12

Falling Down

Recently I helped my husband move an outdoor grill up a flight of stairs to the upper deck of our lakehouse. What I really mean to say is that he basically pushed it up the stairs as I kept it straight and backed up slowly one step at a time. At one point my legs were so weak they began to wobble, and I knew I was about to fall

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What Do I Know?

Do you ever feel like you’re messing up a lot and wonder how Jesus could love someone like that? Well that’s where I am this week.  Nothing earth-shattering but the negative conversations going on in my mind have gotten the best of me. I’m frustrated that I let myself listen to those words in my head that tell me I’ll never measure up. I’ll never be enough. I’ll never get

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For Better or For Worse

My husband and I have been married for more than 30 years.  Along the way we have been through many ups and downs. Some easy, happy times and some very hard, devastating times. Although we are the same people we were when we married, we’ve both grown and changed over the years. So if you think you’ll get used to your spouse after a year or two and then it

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The Trouble with Being Blessed

Recently I was visiting a friend who is dealing with serious health issues and before leaving I asked how I could be praying for her. She gave me a few things to pray for regarding her illness. Then she asked how she could pray for me. In a nanosecond I mentally assessed my current life and said I am blessed, but could she pray for “so-and-so” about “such-and-such“. On the

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Mend the Fences

So you’ve just had a fuss with a close friend or family member. A conversation that starts as a calm discussion turns into an angry quarrel. A phone call that begins like an easy chat quickly spirals out of control. Maybe what you said seemed right in the moment, even necessary, but what can you do when the disagreement has put a wedge in your relationship? How can you tear

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Better Together

Hi Friends! I have some ideas to share with you. God has been very real to me lately as I have spent additional time praying for wisdom in how I could best serve Him through this blog. I plan to keep posting stories from my journey and how grateful I am for all I’m learning about myself and about God. I also want to begin providing resources for you to

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Proverbs 17:3

Pass The Test

Have you heard of Hezekiah? He was the King of Judah around 700 BC. I didn’t know much about him but I learned about his life this week in my bible reading. You can read about him in 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, and Isaiah.  For most of his life Hezekiah was a good king, faithful and obedient to God. As a result, God blessed him with success in all he

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The Perfect Father

When I was 4 or 5 years old, I remember going flying with my Dad. He was an experienced pilot and loved flying a Glider, sometimes called a Sailplane. It’s a light aircraft with no engine that is designed to stay aloft for long periods soaring on currents of air. I don’t have a complete recollection of the day, just bits and pieces of memories. I remember the feeling of

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