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That Your Joy May Be Full

I want to be one of those Christian women – I bet you know one – who seems joyful all of the time.The authentic joy that is found in Christ is unwavering hope and peace regardless of circumstances.

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Waiting in the Dark

Recently my husband and I watched the movie “Thirteen Lives” about the rescue of twelve members of a Thai boys’ soccer team and their young coach in 2018. It followed the story from the time the boys were lost deep in a cave until they were found alive after 9 days, and later rescued.

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Hold My Hand

When my kids were very young and we went somewhere, as we got out of the car I would remind them to hold my hand. I knew how quickly little bodies can dart out in front of moving vehicles before even noticing that they are there. It was in their best interest to hold my hand so I could keep them safe.

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Floating in Water

Some people have difficulty floating in water. They awkwardly fumble around, trying to lay on their back in the water without sinking. They wave their arms back and forth in the water trying to support themselves. They lean their head back farther and tense their spine. To no avail. The harder they struggle, the more elusive the task becomes.  Not me. I’m a natural born floater. It’s one of my

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Power to Accomplish

I’m an idea girl. I get these ideas in my head – some small and easy to accomplish, and some very grandiose and complex. Some of these ideas are self-generated and some are, I believe, prompted by God and my faith. The ones I think up on my own usually have to do with renovating the house, or a new diet or exercise regimen. I make a plan and then

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Trusting God’s Guidance

And then at last, the sign that the Son of Man is coming will appear in the heavens, and there will be deep mourning among all the peoples of the earth. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Matthew 24:30  Recently I went to Idaho and had the opportunity to go on a one-day rafting trip down the

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Where are You, God?

I go east, but he is not there. I go west, but I cannot find him. I do not see him in the north, for he is hidden. I look to the south, but he is concealed. Job 23:8-9 In times of prolonged darkness, loneliness, pain and struggle, where is God? I mean, I know what the typical Christian answers are:–      He’s working behind the scenes to bring good out of

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