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Furnace of Adversity

We watched as the master glass-blower took a shapeless, ordinary-looking piece of glass, subjected it to the intense heat of a fiery furnace, and transformed it into a beautiful work of art.

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The Caregiving Saint

Under stress, caregivers often let their needs slide. At times I feel overwhelmed and resentful, utterly exhausted physically and emotionally. The good news is that our love not only survived but grew deeper. 

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My Micah 6:8 Story

I recognized why I was born: to walk humbly wherever God placed me, to seek justice for those whom I loved and cared for, and to show mercy to others. Striving to succeed was not a priority as much anymore.

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Bound By a Faith To-Do List

I remember lying in my hospital bed, staring at my Bible, thinking that if anytime was a good to read the Bible, that it would be in a hospital bed. I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.

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Saturday Lives

I wonder how many times you have experienced the “Saturday emotions” of the disciples when your hopes are dashed, the future is scary, and grief and disappointment abound. 

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My Lenten Focus

As I prepare myself spiritually this Lenten season to focus more intently on Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection, Carolyn’s words echo the thoughts of my heart. 

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Stepping Into the New Year

One can almost breath in the excitement and expectation of new prospects, new resolutions, new hopes, new opportunities, new possibilities. May I offer this one practical suggestion?

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I'll Be There...

I remember many years ago leaders in church saying that if anyone was discouraged or depressed, they must not be a true believer in God.  How wrong and presumptuous to think that the difficulties of life can’t and won’t weary anyone, including a hearty saint! 

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Emojis and Christ-like Empathy

I typed too many words and hit send too fast. I was trying to soften the blow of news that felt so heavy it could crush someone. I was trying to fill a role that wasn’t mine to fill. 

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I'm Jealous of Your Faith

When we compare our own spiritual life to other people’s, we’re missing the beauty and importance of both of them. The way other people relate to God should be celebrated, not envied.

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