Praying (and Waiting) for a Miracle

I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am who I am.  John 13:19 NIV I wrote down my ‘miracle’ prayer requests on the orange index card and took a quick picture with my phone. I brought it to the altar and put it […]

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30 Days of Truth: He will make your paths straight.

Truth 29:  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6 A note from my journal: Plans for Me.  Aug 26, 2012  I sent email to a Christian Counselor who listed childhood sexual […]

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Do One Brave Thing

Prayer:  Lord, sometimes, I delay. I hesitate. I worry. I fear. I wonder what others will think. I think:  it doesn’t matter, someone else already said it, and no one cares. Then I waste time instead of doing anything you’ve called me to do. When I step into my calling, I get overwhelmed, filled with […]

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Jesus Showed Up

Recently, I was able to spend a weekend at the beach for my daughter’s soccer tournament. It was great to just get away and spend time with my kids. It was also a special time for me to be still and bring my broken heart to Jesus. And, He met me there. Jesus showed up.

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It is well

What do you do when you are laid low in the dust and your soul is weary with sorrow?   I have been struggling. It’s been hard to write. It has been hard to pray. I have not wanted to engage or connect with others. Old fears, lack of trust, and questions have returned and […]

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When life feels like a Fun House

I couldn’t sleep last night. Again. There were times when I could easily blame caffeine. But this wasn’t caffeine. This was anxiety, worry, and questioning God while tossing and turning. Even when I attempted to close my eyes, my heart full of angst was wrestling inside of me. There would be no sleep. It’s a familiar place […]

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Take the next step

It is time to take the next step. Looking back, that is what it has felt like all along – step after step after step. Every step was a big step.  Saying the words, calling the counselor, showing up for the appointment, signing up for group therapy and conferences, standing up and sharing my testimony: […]

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Being Still in the Storm

The pouring rain had slowed to a drizzle. My arms were full and I almost decided to just run to my car, but I grabbed an umbrella thinking I may need it later. After just a few steps, the bottom fell out and it started raining much harder. I stood there shocked trying to load the car […]

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Embraced

He put a child in the middle of the room. Then, cradling the little one in his arms, he said, “Whoever embraces one of these children as I do embraces me, and far more than me—God who sent me.” Mark 9:36-37 (MSG) I longed to hug my kids.  We were picking them up from a week-long camp […]

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