CATEGORY: My Story

“I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live…” Deuteronomy 30:19 We celebrated our eldest daughter turning twenty. When her birthday comes, when she comes to a life milestone, or when she turns her head at just the right moment, gratitude takes my […]

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I’m graduating my eldest daughter next month. She’s my first of four — homeschoooled. Possibly because of it, I’ve found myself quite introspective and retrospective. Asking questions like, “What could I have done differently?” “Why wasn’t I wiser, more patient, engaged?” “Why didn’t I pray more?” “Why didn’t I play more?”

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While God has a plan to write the story of His redemption in you so His love can pour through you, satan, has a scheme. From the moment you were born, and I venture to say even while you were unborn, the enemy’s scheme is directed toward hindering you from finding God’s plan — His […]

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A letter to my teenage self. What I would want her to know. I’ve thought about writing you long before I saw the invitation to. But now I see it’s timely, as I’ve been thinking much about you lately. You have 3 girls now that you are raising. It matters now more than ever to remember […]

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Yes, Jesus is my everything. When I was 16 and pregnant with an appointment for an abortion, I was hurt lost and wandering. Jesus reached out in love I never knew and rescued me. He rescued me from darkness and held gentle my wounded heart. He was broken for my broken, but His broken makes […]

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Somedays, I lament over my past where so many great moments, beautiful gifts, lay waisted, ignored and disposed in the dark caverns of ungratefulness. All the while, I was relinquishing joy, too busy to notice glorious moments fleeting and giving no thought to trifle over such trifles. Too hasty, too hurried to even know I […]

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It would take a year. A year of wrestling within my soul. This was a year of being set-apart, and consecrated unto God. A year of denying the flesh, likened to a fasting–a releasing and a clinging, learning to live a life surrendered. This was a work of the Spirit, in the heart of a […]

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