Tag: Trials

Runaways

It’s a blessing to have friends to help out when your own load is a little too heavy. And it’s an extra-special blessing when those friends are firmly planted in God’s Word and able to share His timeless wisdom and life-giving encouragement. Barefoot Hippie Girl is one of those friends, and I’m honored to share her […]

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God Is Still Watching – Psalm 37

It’s hard to watch the news sometimes. So many reports of violent shootings, rapes, and murders; of men and women committing wicked acts against innocent loved ones; corruption in even the highest levels of our government; lies and greediness and just plain old sin. The past few months especially have been inundated with violence and […]

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It’s okay to grieve.

Before I start, can I just say a big thank you to all who responded to my posts last week? Both those who struggle with their own serious illness, and those who don’t – all your notes and comments were such a blessing to me, and an encouraging reminder that we are never alone in […]

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How to help your friends through hard things.

Life is messy. People are hurting – your friends, your family, your coworkers. Your neighbor down the street, or that person who sits in your pew at church. They may be fighting through depression, or anger. They may be fighting uncertainty about the future. One thing is certain: they’re fighting with something. It could be an […]

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On struggling through the dark places.

Do you ever struggle with depression? That weighted feeling of emptiness, that dark despondency. That feeling of sinking into dark nothingness. Do you ever feel utterly alone in your depression? Do you ever feel less-than-Christian for struggling with those feelings? You shouldn’t. Why do I say that? Because that’s what I find in my Bible. […]

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What Are You Learning?

This is supposed to be my post where I share what I’ve learned from my Bible reading this week. From the TTB12 readings. But, although I’ve kept up with the schedule, what I’ve been learning hasn’t really been in the daily readings. So what has God been teaching me? 1. Don’t try to analyze the […]

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I Am Wonderfully Made!

Raise your hand if you ever feel like whining or complaining about being sick. *waves hand wildly* I’ve been dealing with a chronic illness (for which there is treatment but no cure) for about five years now. And lately I’ve had a whole laundry list of “nuisance” problems to deal with as well. And I […]

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