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Posts tagged ‘Trials’

Life in the Margins – Advent 2013

If you find yourself in the margins this Christmas season, know that there is One who sees you. He was born into and lived His life in the margins and He'll meet you right where you are.

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The Parable of the Peonies

It’s the one who goes through the storms of life, withstanding all of the harshness and winds of difficulty, by leaning into the One who created all in an spectacular act of love…this is the one whose roots of faith grow deep and strong, in the unseen places of the heart.

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Talking About The Uncanny Provision of God at Today’s Christian Woman/Kyria

Excited to be over at Today's Christian Woman/Kyria today with my article, The Uncanny Provision of God. Often in this journey of faith, there are surprises. The Uncanny Provision of God is the story about one of those surprises, when God taught me about His attentive and abundant provision.

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Over at Ungrind Today

Today, I'm over at Ungrind with my article The Peace Bubble. If you haven't visited Ungrind before, drop by for lots of interesting and inspiring articles. You won't be sorry. Hope to see you there.

"Walking into the hospital, a multitude of memories rush in...

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Shells and Surf: The Grace of Divine Limits

Early morning waves swell, gently rolling and reaching for more sand to claim on the shore. They reach only so far; the limit set by the Divine.

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Flower Catching & Looking for the New After the Cutting

Sixty-five degrees and sunny. Bliss, after a long winter. A perfect spring day. Shared with my little flower catcher. Faded blooms left on dry stalk give shape to a winter landscape. Now is the time – the cutting time. The preparation for new growth.

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Weakness or Strength – Can Weakness Make Us Strong?

Numb. That’s where I found myself the other night. The last two months have been spent dealing with sickness in our house. Not horrendous sickness, just pestering sickness…that won’t leave. I’d picked up the phone to hear my husband’s voice on the other end confirming that our little one had strep again. I shouldn’t have been surprised. Read more

The Daily Mess – Oswald Chambers & Battling it Out in the Ordinary

How often do we recognize the miraculous in our humdrum lives? Everyday? Every so often? Once in a lifetime? I’m a big fan of Oswald Chambers and have been ever since I purchased My Utmost for His Highest when I was in college. He has a way of stripping away the unnecessary and handing you, the reader, the bold, sometimes uncomfortable truth. One of my favorite things about Chambers is his recognition of the importance of living out faith in the ordinary things, in the day-in day-out life on planet Earth. Read more

Unraveling History: Learning about Courage from an Old Suitcase

Never say never. Three little words spoken often by my mother during my childhood still ring in my ears to this day. My “never” would usually come in a statement like, “I’d never be able to do that.” Mom was always quick to respond with those three words. I learned pretty quickly, her words often proved true. Wise woman, my mother. Last January, I shared here about themes I felt a connection to, as I stepped into 2011. All three themes have woven their way through my year, but one keeps resurfacing, bobbing up and down like a buoy thrown about in rough waters. Courage. A reminder to persevere when those gale force winds blow my way.

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The Snowflake Cross – Divine Gifts of God’s Goodness and Love

The last week has had me wondering about the circumstances in my life. I’ve been contemplating the why’s, which is never a good thing. I know better than to give mental space to questions that cannot be answered.

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