Tag: Love

Letting Go Isn’t Forgetting

In grief, letting go feels like forgetting. I was scrolling through my text messages today and came across messages from my niece who recently passed. I looked through our conversations. My heart was warmed, but I’m not ready to let go.

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Wrestling with Scripture

Scripture can seem boring or out of touch with today when read. The words and phrases don’t always fit with the way we express ourselves. It can seem hard to understand. It can also seem like the same old stories

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Carry The Burden

Parenting is hard. That is no understatement. Galatians 6 tells us to carry each other’s burdens and in this way fulfill the law of Christ. Parents know how to do this well. We worry about our kids. We remember all that

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Delight

Delight is a word that I have been sitting with recently. It is more than enjoy. It means to please someone greatly or take great pleasure. So, when I read this scripture, I began to question if I really do this. Do

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Truth in Love

 A nearby church has this on their sign, “If the truth hurts, it’s working.” This has been bothering me all week, so much so, that I didn’t want to post a picture of it on my site. This is a

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Seeing is Believing

It is a leap of faith to believe that Christ is alive  and working in my life. Throughout my life there have been doubt. There has been times of questioning. Thomas would say that seeing is believing. Jesus Appears to

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Enjoy!

My mom taught me well, always buy on clearance, save for emergencies and retirement, give to church and charity, and don’t carry debt. There was no room for extravagances or brand names unless on clearance. In fact, when I find

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Merry Christmas

Let this gift live forever through you. Merry Christmas. Luke 2 New International Version (NIV) The Birth of Jesus 2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2

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Grieving at Christmas

I can’t remember a Christmas season where I have been surrounded by so much loss. People all around me have lost parents, siblings, children, extended family and friends. Grieving at Christmas is something I remember well. Christmas isn’t a joyous celebration

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Dignity

Dignity is the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect. My youngest son went on a went on a homelessness retreat last week. In addition to visiting a shelter and learning about homelessness, he walked a couple of

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