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beautiful things happen when a woman trusts god

Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God

Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God

July 7, 1966, The Swing. When I was a child, my mom would take my sister Frances and me to the swings in the park. I loved being pushed on the swing by someone I trusted. I felt as if I were flying, airborne, without a care in the world. I would cry out, “Higher, Mommy, higher!” I remember

Thanksgiving: The Dance of Grief and Gratitude

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and enter His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name! – Psalm 100:4 Deep in the heart of November, I received two e-mails from women who were each fighting fierce battles, one losing her husband to ALS, the other losing her husband to an addiction he seemed

When Kids Feel Rejection and Hurt: Help Them Focus on God’s Love

I sometimes still struggle with rejection and the hurt that comes from it.  Knowing the height and length and breadth of God’s love for me helps me realize that what He thinks about me is what truly matters; I can rest in the freedom that I am secure in His boundless love.  How can we help our

God Makes You Secure

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 Question: Who among us never struggles with insecurity? Answer: No one. Insecurity is a universal phenomenon that paralyzes some

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One Light Still Shines

I’d like to tell you a love story. I could tell another story instead. I could recount a gruesome, premeditated murder. I could describe unspeakable acts. I could take you behind the scenes into the shielded private world of my Amish neighbors as they mourned the horrific losses of their daughters, granddaughters, nieces, sisters, and

helping kids cope with tragedy

Helping Kids Cope with Tragedy

As parents, we naturally desire to shield our children from tragedy. We turn off the TV to protect their eyes. We might even ask them to leave the room to protect innocent ears. We watch their intake carefully to protect their hearts. But as much protection and security as we attempt to provide, there comes

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Why Shouldn’t I Just Quit?

For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. — Lamentations 3:22-23 There’s a little Dairy Queen somewhere east of LA on the 10 freeway. The 10 is the big east-west artery between inner city Los Angeles, where I had been breaking my heart trying to birth a ministry, and my

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