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Words: Living and Leaving Behind A Legacy of Love and Hope

This year has been one of those years where I have visited the funeral home far too many times and the newborn nursery not nearly enough. Listening to all of these eulogies got me to thinking, what do I want to be remembered for when I am gone? What do I want to leave behind? Words are the most powerful weapon any of us have. The words we speak to others, the words we speak to ourselves, have a long-lasting impact that will persist long after any physical injustices have healed. May our words leave this place a little better than we found it. May our words lead others back to the Light of the World.

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You: Finding Individuality and Worth in God’s Love

We often look inward or outward for our own self-worth. Instead, we should look upward to the One who created us and loves us. You are worth it! I want to talk to you. Specifically you. A lot of stuff rolls around in that brain of yours, and even more courses through your heart. You… Continue reading You: Finding Individuality and Worth in God’s Love

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Courage: Strengthening Our Confidence in Christ for What Lies Ahead

Courage can feel unobtainable, but through Christ, our confidence is strengthened for what lies ahead; for the plans the Lord has designed.  May A few days ago I was reading through one of my journals and I stumbled across this entry from last year:  I stuck my toes in the freezing cold water and decided… Continue reading Courage: Strengthening Our Confidence in Christ for What Lies Ahead

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Foundation: Distinguishing God’s Word As the Final Authority

Giving Scripture the last word lays a solid foundation in our lives that cannot be moved. We must be alert to follow God’s Word and encourage each other in it daily so we do not become deceived (Hebrews 3:13). One of the many conversations in our home right now is learning how to spot false… Continue reading Foundation: Distinguishing God’s Word As the Final Authority

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Dirty: Bringing the Darkness of Trauma into the Light of Hope

The feeling of being dirty can cause us to feel like we are in a sea of darkness. When we are in these times it is important to remember that light is never gone and hope can always be found. We must stand with women who have been through trauma and we must speak out… Continue reading Dirty: Bringing the Darkness of Trauma into the Light of Hope

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Encouraging: Reaching Out to Others Costs Us Nothing

Reaching out and encouraging others can feel like we are being a bother. The opposite is quite true: we are giving strength to weary people who need it.  Discouragement was weighing heavily on me. It was the week before Christmas and I had done very little to prepare. For the previous 7 weeks, my husband… Continue reading Encouraging: Reaching Out to Others Costs Us Nothing