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El Roi Is the God Who Sees Me

El Roi Is the God Who Sees Me

She [Hagar] gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi [the “well of the Living One who sees me”]. — Genesis 16:13–14 (NIV) In the ancient

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

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

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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

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