Pruning Love

It’s much harder when it’s your own people, says the TV nurse as I silently nod my agreement. Any health professional or parent will tell you it’s one thing to do or go through something difficult ourselves. It’s much more grueling watching loved ones struggle. This must be how God feels about us in difficult …

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How to Lighten our Grip

Let me know.  I ask, text and email this phrase as my mind whirls with plans.  God created me with an organization gene.  I consider it one of my gifts.  But I’m learning I cannot plan and control everything.  Collaboration is necessary.  So I organize then ask others to ‘let me know’ their input, decisions …

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Never Run Alone

Steadfast, yet disappointed. I am sure, yet unsure of what’s next. A call brought even more worry. Plans cancelled and left without what was eagerly anticipated, I sat wondering what next while overwhelmed at what was to come.  Tired and searching, I asked God what to write about and sensed it was about faith. I opened …

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Sensing His Presence

The tangerine color caught my eye among all the gray. I glanced past my daughter in the passenger seat to glimpse a beautiful sunrise amid the fog. Brilliant hues of peach, pink and orange turned to yellows as we traveled for a few hours the other morning. The majesty of the colors was a grateful …

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Worshipful Leaping

Hopping easily from one stone to the next, the path across the river seems clear.  I slip and nearly fall but quickly regain my footing.  Looking up, the next step appears miles away requiring a jump to a jagged rock in flowing water.  I could turn around, but I’ve come this far and the destination …

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