The Vote that Always Wins

I’m not sure about you but 2020 has provided me a lot of opportunities to “grow” in my faith and contemplate my picture of God. I think it’s safe to say that no one has been completely spared from some sort of hardship due to the pandemic, and if I am being completely transparent, it…
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Healing after Miscarriage

October is such a powerful month to me. It is a month to honor Pregnancy and Infant Loss. My birthday also falls in October; and ever since I was a little girl, I always had a special wish when I blew out my birthday candles: I wanted to be a mom. Birthday wishes, prayers, playing…
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Rainbows are Real

“Rainbows are real!” she squealed as we stood at the water’s edge of Lake Superior, watching the sunset after a summer thunderstorm. I stopped mid-motherhood-motion of wiping ice cream cone drips from chins and tying someone’s shoe, as those three words brought me up short. They sunk in as I realized something profound: Up until…
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Be Still and Know

So… there’s a pandemic going on. Needless to say, we’re all pretty aware of the way our collective worlds came to a screeching halt sometime around March 2020. Unless, of course, you have been living beneath a rock, in a cave or on a remote island this year. If this is your situation, I’d suggest…
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Bearing Witness

Throughout the scriptures we’re called to the ministry of “bearing witness”. When you look up this phrase in the Webster Dictionary it says, “Having seen, stood as a witness of signing agreement or experienced something”. In the Old Testament, believers recited portions of Scripture to each other to reaffirm their faith and tell the other generation…
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The Pit

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise…
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Shifting your Perspective

On a daily basis now, we all struggle with some form of fear which seems to be the unwanted “new normal”. This is exactly what the enemy wants us to focus on because it ultimately takes our eyes off of Jesus. However, this is also why the Lord has told us in Scripture so many…
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Lessons from a Grandchild

During a visit with my daughters recently, I showed them a photo that was taken of me, and they both liked it, even calling it profile worthy! I, on the other hand, did not like it. In fact, I have to admit that I was fighting back tears. Am I so vain? Am I the…
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Does anyone know the real me?

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well” (Psalm 139:14).   All our days, we desire to be truly ‘known’. Well, actually, we desire for the best parts within us to be known. The REAL us deep down. The Jesus-follower life that we…
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Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

With all that’s happened in the world as of late, I’ve found myself frequently at the intersection of grief and paralysis. I’m overwhelmed by the devastating effects of racism I know I can’t comprehend on a personal level. I’m disheartened by the fact that every online conversation about any current event seems to devolve into…
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