Author: Mary Michener

Bad things happen in life. It can feel like you are headed into a long dark tunnel. You don’t know what is on the other side. Somebody hurts you and everything around you gets a little darker. It starts to …

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Sometimes coming to agreement is difficult. We want what we want. My understanding of needs isn’t always the same as others. Yet, we are called to be in agreement. How do we make that happen? It reminds me of one …

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The other morning I woke up around 1;00 am and had two phrases from a song going through my head. “The prison walls started falling, and I became a free man that day.” I couldn’t remember any other part of …

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Sometimes it’s my kiddos who get the wheels in my brain turning. Sometimes they even teach me a thing or two although I hate to admit that part. Earlier this week my oldest was telling me about a friends testimony …

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I’m sick. For the last several days I have been nursing a nasty head cold. Cough, congestion, and fatigue have plagued my days and my nights. My eyes just want to stay closed, and I need to take out stock …

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Have you ever gone bowling and used the bumpers? When in use, they raise up and prevent the ball from going into the gutter. The ball will bounce off the and move back toward the center. It may do this …

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Labor Day is a day when we are to rest from all our labor. Many have picnics and gather with families. We rest. We prepare for the new school year. I thought I would pause and reflect on what Scripture …

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Prayer nudges from the Holy Spirit are easy to miss or overlook. They are opportunities for us to participate in the work of grace, healing, safety, and miracles. I know I have missed many of the opportunities given to me, …

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Striving is that constant pursuit of more. It’s more than goal setting. It’s an internal drive that propels you forward in spite of yourself. It’s a bit of a paradox. It has it’s positive side. It pulls you up when …

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As a teen, predators in my life left me feeling worthless. I desperately wanted to be liked, but didn’t see anything in myself worth liking. It was an internal battle that I kept to myself. I didn’t share even with …

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