Man’s Demands vs God’s Commands: Persevering in the Right Things

I am not a runner but my husband used to be. He explained the excitement of starting out fresh and full of energy. The beautiful brisk wind whisking across his face with each glide. The pace set and with every step, a reminder of what is passed and what is yet to come. Inner motivation chants, "You've got this. …

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When you are in the belly of the whale…

Flour splattered everywhere with cookie cutters of all sizes and shapes covering the kitchen table. The making of homemade Christmas ornaments is a tradition we started several years ago. It's a time when we slow down, make big messes and tap into our creative side. Now that the children are older, Lanie and I are primarily …

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Being Set Free ~ Falling Into The Father’s Hands (Part 2)

The next few days I continued to go to His Word, but now something was different. There was such a strong sense of desire that I can't really explain. He had given me HOPE!I read with hope…. I read with belief. He took me to Psalm 119 and called me to underline every single place it …

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Puppet Girl (Part 1)

A people pleaser of sorts... an insecure young girl who thought personal achievement and pleasing others could offer a life of peace and happiness. Identity...that's what I was really searching for. Our culture says to build your SELF-image and the image YOU want to portray. That our identity will be accomplished through our rigorous SELF-effort and the sacrifices we make in …

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