Category Archives: Devotional

I’m In This for You…

I’m In This for You… And I didn’t even realize it. And many of you reading this have been there for me…did you realize that? There were and are special people whose attitude going through challenges made a difference for … Continue reading

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Finding Hope through Story

I just read this wonderful book that is more than fiction and want to recommend it to all my friends. Like Jesus, Ruchti reveals truth and relatable corrections and actions for a relationship in desperate straits. Like Jesus’ stories, the … Continue reading

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After Losing a Child: Changing my Why to When

Changing my Why to When 391 and 2597 That’s how many times the words WHY and WHEN appear in my most used Bible.   You think I’d get the lesson right there – kind of like I have 1 mouth … Continue reading

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Forgiveness is NOT…

Forgiveness is hard – a lot of times because of what we think forgiveness is. Examples “I HATE her, I will NEVER forgive her!” (be able to treat her as though the sin action/offense never happened) “I will stay married … Continue reading

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Here I am Lord

It’s been quite the journey since the concussion in January and then the shingles that “added insult to injury.”  Balance and vision are improving, but perhaps another 4-6 weeks until I can get a new vision prescription and spend more … Continue reading

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On the Shelf

It only takes a moment from a too-rushed schedule. A distraction, an errant thought you want to brush away, or a rush of movement to shake off an overwhelming thought.   A thud and a captive audience gasping alerted me … Continue reading

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“Shepherds After My Own Heart” Means…

Originally posted on Questions & Hope :
“I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding” – Jeremiah 3:15 I’ve just finished my third book in the New Studies in Biblical Theology Series. My…

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Replanting America’s Garden

  Someone once said “GRACE and MERCY are like the two oars in a row boat. Unless they are both used in balance, the one rowing will go around in circles and never arrive at their destination.”   Grace is … Continue reading

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After Losing a Child – All the Pieces of My Life

It is January and the 23rd is Laurie’s birthday. I have no doubt that is why I’ve been feeling the absence of a piece of my heart.   I’ve also been loading the music she played in her car onto … Continue reading

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Go! Go? Yeah, But…

What if you heard that word —GO! —but not where to go?   Author Bunny Wilson shared after 911 about a ship’s captain who was told, “Go.”   I recall her saying   When those planes hit the World Trade … Continue reading

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