Category Archives: hope

That small, quiet voice

Another of my favorite readings is the one of Elijah waiting in a cave for the Lord to pass by. He’s fleeing from a pretty bad situation, and a queen who is determined to have him killed. It has gotten … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Drops in the Ocean by Hawk Nelson

“I want you as you are, not as you ought to be.” There are days that I just don’t measure up. There are days when I lose my temper, fall into doubt and fear, lose my way, or just simply … Continue reading

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Fired Up

I have four children. Two of them are very extroverted, loud, and energetic. The other two are quieter, thoughtful, and introverted. There have been times with all of them that we have discussed how the things that make their siblings … Continue reading

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Magic-God or Real-God?

I am always sharing stories with my family about miracles that God is working in the lives of people that I know. Healings, opportunities being presented, relationships restored, and lives being saved. It makes me wonder sometimes if I am … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Who Am I?

I was reading the book of Job today. Now, that’s not usually the place to go for a “pick-me-up,” but I found something really awe-inspiring in it that I think really relates to this song. It was one of those … Continue reading

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Late fees?

I live in the grace period. I know that our library gives you two days after your due date before they start charging a late fee. I know that there are about 30 miles left after the needle hits the … Continue reading

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Bearing Fruit

  The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace. This philosophy was Mother Teresa’s calling card. It’s quite … Continue reading

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Music Monday: From the Inside Out

“Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades.” So many parts of this song speak to me, but this line stands out a bit more brightly for me today. When everything else is gone, when everything has fallen away, … Continue reading

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True faith

“Modern people will say, ‘I’m spiritual, but not religious.’ … The implication is that any belief is a bad one; any belief that causes a person to change direction, make any real alteration in life, undergo any transformation, change any … Continue reading

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What kind of life do you want to lead?

Do you want to successful or significant? I read this question in the book On Fire, by John O’Leary (which is a great read if you’re looking for some inspirational summer reading) As I read it, I realized that the two are … Continue reading

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