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For the Beauty

Noticing Beauty While Depressed

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Psalm 19:1 KJV Turning My Page There have been so many reminders in the past few weeks of God’s delight and presence in my life. Everything is […]

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Upside-Down Kingdom

My flesh stings with the stripes of suffering. Persecuted, rejected, abandoned. What are these to me in light of eternity with You? Your upside-down kingdom of servant king is a balm to my heartache. Though my flesh revolts at the […]

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Bitterness Has No Room in My Heart

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.  Ephesians 4;31 ESV Turning My Page: Bitterness Has No Place “You can keep your mouth shut, God!” I yelled. I […]

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The Evidence of Your Love

Checked out of Hotel Truth and
checked into the flea-infested Motel Fear.
There was no room service. No one changed the sheets
of self-loathing and cynicism I slept in day after day.

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Grieving with hope

Lessons in Perseverance

He remembers his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations (Psalm 105:8 ESV). Turning My Page My grandmother giggled like a teenage girl. Her whole being exuded joy at both hanging the sheets out to dry […]

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A Banquet Table Set by God

Invited to God’s Banquet Table

My son had to come with me one day to set up, and as we walked across the parking lot, he spotted a mother on the playground with her child. He called out to her, and I braced myself for what would come out of his mouth.

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Sustaining Word

I love the way you invite me to touch truth. I run my fingers over your tangible promises like oranges ripening in an infinite orchard. A tenacious orchard unhindered by blight, drought, fire, or suffering. Each morning, I pluck encouragement, […]

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A Counselor Familiar with Dust

You didn’t impatiently check your watch like you had someplace more important to be. A God who listens. You didn’t stare down my vulnerability in disgust as I poured out my broken heart. You grabbed a tissue and sobbed with […]

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Suicide & Prevention Hotline

National Suicide Hotline

If you or a loved one are in immediate danger, call the National Suicide Lifeline at 988 or go to the website at