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Discovery in the flaws…

After much work editing and formatting, I looked over the proof copy that arrived. I wasn't sure what I would discover, but I didn't expect to see all of the flaws and imperfections. There were stray commas peppered on the pages, spacing didn't seem to be aligned, and words missing started jumping out at me. How [...]

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Lay down your burdens…

There is something about this time of year that seems to spread people thin. Whether it is finances, illnesses, family issues, or other burdens...well, they seem magnified during the holiday season with the frantic rush to get things done, show up to parties, and buy gifts (for most these days, this means trying to come up [...]

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Look for the lights…

As we pulled onto the main road in the town where my mother-in-law lives, we saw a house lit up with Christmas lights. Our three year-old daughter exclaimed, "Lights!" She gleefully clapped her hands and asked for more 'happy lights'. Since it was Thanksgiving weekend, when most people begin to decorate for the holidays, my [...]

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A bone to pick at…

When we have an issue or problem with another, have you ever noticed how much easier it is to go to anyone but that person?  We can so easily turn each other into table talk as we pour another cup of coffee and dissect each other's issues, all while leaving the person at the center [...]

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Blue lights to white…

There are details of certain things in my life I wish to be truly careful in sharing from this platform.  I was not going to share what I have written about this one, because there are a lot of details in my life I wish to leave with Jesus.  However, something was pressing me toward this [...]

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Broken promises…

My husband reads everything I write, prays over it with me, and then leaves me silly comments. Bless his heart! After he read what I wrote about broken alabaster jars, he opened up to me and said, "You make me sound a little too wonderful. Maybe you should pray about opening up about how I [...]

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Filthy pits and prison cells…

There was a time in my life when my attitude was putrid and rotten. When living under a cloud of depression and remaining a prisoner to the fear and anxiety related to post-traumatic stress, it was hard for me to perceive any sense of the light. I saw everything through a dirty, old filter and [...]