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Grief: Heads Up, Hands Off

Grief: Heads Up, Hands Off

Grief doesn’t come with a handbook. There are guidelines, of course — clinical scales that help determine phases of denial, anger, acceptance, and a few others. And while a useful tool, serving in some ways as an emotional mile marker, these scales follow anything but a linear order. Grief invokes chaos, shuffling these “steps” and

Majestic Jesus, Prince of Peace

Majestic Jesus, I come joyfully into Your Presence, my Prince of Peace. I love to hear You whispering the words You spoke to Your fearful disciples: Peace be with you! I rejoice that Your Peace is always with me because You are my constant Companion. When I keep my focus on You, I can experience

Trusting God in the Face of Unanswered Prayer

My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will. —  Matthew 26:39 “Stop trying to figure God out.” That’s the counsel I got from one of my daughters as she listened to me verbally wringing my hands. God hadn’t answered another one

Romans 5:8 says that God demonstrates His love for us in the Cross. Jesus is the display of His love! You can still trust Him!

A Message Precisely for You

  When was the last time you heard God speak to you in your spirit? I believe God desires to communicate with each of us on a daily basis — in fact, as often as we need to hear from Him, which may be several times in a day. He always has a message for

Sleeping with the Enemy

Know When to Let Go An integral part of being angry and not sinning is knowing when to let go of your anger. Perpetuating anger perpetuates sin, which perpetuates unforgiveness, which intensifies the anger response. You no longer are dealing with each infraction of displeasure; you are dealing with an accumulation of many infractions against

Being Unoffendable: The Ridiculous Idea

  Okay. So this may sound like the dumbest thing you’ve ever read, but here goes: You can choose to be “unoffendable.” I actually heard a guy say this at a business meeting. That is striking to me for a few reasons: (1) I’d never, ever thought about that before; (2) I remember something from

Jesus’ Tears Give You Permission to Shed Your Own

Martha sat in a damp world, cloudy, tearful. And Jesus sat in it with her. I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in Me, even though they die like everyone else, will live again. — John 11:25 NLT Hear those words in a Superman tone, if you like. Clark Kent descending from

If he repents, forgive him

Anger: Maintaining Your Passion Without Losing Your Cool

Remember this, my dear brothers! Everyone must be quick to listen, but slow to speak and slow to become angry. Man’s anger does not achieve God’s righteous purpose. — James 1:19 What a profound statement. Man’s anger does not achieve God’s righteous purpose, yet so very often this is exactly our justification for our outrage.

Let Nothing Disturb You

“Let nothing disturb you, let nothing disturb you, let nothing disturb you,” I chanted in my head as I stepped out of the kitchen and into the garage to call my husband Rob with the news. “It’s in both lungs,” I uttered when he answered his office phone. “Okay,” he said, “I figured it was.”

Jesus: The Lamb of God

A person is not held accountable for operating-table thoughts. The same rule goes for dental chairs and delivery rooms. On any occasion when people stick needles in your arm, fingers in your mouth, or scalpels into your skin, the patient is not penalized for bizarre imaginings. At least that is the justification I give to

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