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    No Peace? Know Peace!

    Are you in the midst of a storm today? Are you desperate for some peace? Allow me to direct you to seven short verses in the Bible, Mark 4:35-41. In this passage, Jesus is asleep in a boat in the middle of a storm while his disciples are trying to arm-wrestle the wind and the waves without Him. As things…

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    Comfort: Good for the Body, Great for the Soul

    Dumb question, but have you ever been really sad? Maybe it’s now. Maybe you have suffered a loss recently, whether it’s a loss of a loved one, a relationship, a job, or a dream. When I was thinking about how the Lord describes Himself as the Comforter in Scripture, I prayed, “Lord, please speak. Bring things to mind that help…

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    Discipline: Never Wanted but Always Needed

    Twenty-ish years ago I was a mother to a 3 year old, a 4 year old, a 6 year old, and an 8 year old. Not only was I “mommy” to these darling-made-of-dust-angels, I was also their homeschool teacher. By God’s grace, much of these years are a distant blur, but let me just say, when I couldn’t handle some…

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    Living, Moment by Moment

    How is life for you right now? What is your state of mind? Are you living…I mean really living?  These are questions I asked myself when I read this simple yet thought-provoking phrase in scripture: He lived among the tombs (Mark 5:3). The passage surrounding this verse tells of one of the many miracles of Jesus. By merely speaking, the Messiah cast a legion…

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    A Holy Conversation (in the kitchen)

    Have you believed the lie that you “have to have it all together” to meet with God? Well, let me remind you of the story of Zacchaeus. He was that “wee little man” that some of us used to sing about in our childhood Sunday school class. Can’t you envision this short-legged-long-robed man running ahead and climbing a tree in…

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    Take Courage, He Stands by You

    About a week ago during one of my quarantine days I was curled up alone in my bed feeling quite pitiful due to a relational spat I was having with a very special someone. (I will not mention names, but bottom line, he took a long drive and I had a big ugly cry). We can both chuckle about it…

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    The Initiator

    We love, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19 For much of my young adult life I can compare my journey of faith to someone who is running on a treadmill; however, the treadmill itself is not turned on. This one factor, of course, creates a completely unnecessary struggle. To compare this thought to my spiritual life years ago,…

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    Wash your Hands (and Pray)!

    My daughter Emmy just started her first job as a registered nurse this past October. Little did she know that several months later, her floor would be designated as one of the two COVID floors in her hospital; however, God knew it. I am confident He is with her each time she enters a patient’s room. Because Emmy lives with…

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    Push back with Praise

    I want to share a post I wrote for an on-line ministry called Soul Sisters.  If you think you would like this type of a daily devotional and a community of women of faith, I invite you to join us: https://www.facebook.com/groups/752566431555141/?ref=share Wednesday, March 18 God of Wonders Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; make known His…

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    Need a Retreat?

    I want to extend a welcome invitation to each of you to a retreat that I will be speaking at the first weekend in April. It is called Restore Moms Retreat and it is open to any mom of any age. (That means grandmothers are invited too!). Here are more details from Lisa Samford, the founder of Restore Moms: “Restore…