Lonely with 1,000 Friends

Thursday, August 17, 2017

“No one has greater love than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” (Jn.15:3) I recently hit the “400” mark for number of friends I…

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The Invisible Woman

Thursday, July 27, 2017

“Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.  She had a sister called Mary, who was…

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Steps Toward Forgiveness

Friday, June 30, 2017

“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.  Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one…

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The Perils of Unforgiveness

Monday, June 5, 2017

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” (Mt. 5:44) I recently read an article about a woman named Shaynna who enterered…

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When Restorative Justice is not Possible

Monday, May 8, 2017

“But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” (Amos 5:24) I am grateful for the efforts that are happening today for victims and…

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Do Your Boundaries Love or Self-Protect?

Monday, April 10, 2017

“Hatred stirs up conflicts, but love covers all offenses.” (Proverbs 10:12) “What is love? Baby don’t hurt me. Don’t hurt me. No more.” As I have been reflecting…

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Strengthening Your Marriage When Life is Chaotic

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

“…let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.” (Eph. 5:33) These past couple of months have…

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One’s Loss is Another’s Gain

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and…

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Making Room for My Husband’s Struggles

Thursday, October 13, 2016

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Phil. 1:6)…

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As We Have Been Comforted…

Friday, September 9, 2016

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so…

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Surprising Kids with Grace

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

I grew up in a very conservative, typical Asian home where strict discipline was enforced and my needs were provided with a few wants or gifts. Our Christmas…

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When Your Best is Not Enough

Monday, June 20, 2016

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of…

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The Girl Who Had No Hope

Thursday, May 19, 2016

I was deeply saddened reading about a 20 year old girl who was granted euthanasia due to, what her doctors diagnosed, ‘incurable’ post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from being…

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Tell Your Heart to Beat Again

Monday, May 9, 2016

One of my new favorite songs is “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” by Phillips, Craig and Dean. I can hear it over and over again. Each time…

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What is Love? Baby Don’t Hurt Me

Monday, February 22, 2016

“Hatred stirs up conflicts, but love covers all offenses.” (Proverbs 10:12) “What is love? Baby don’t hurt me. Don’t hurt me. No more.” As I have been reflecting…

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Does God Care?

Thursday, January 21, 2016

“Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.” (Ps. 36:5) One of the reasons why I am a blog writer for Sacred…

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Vintage Beauty

Thursday, December 10, 2015

“Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those…

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Dare to Pray

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (Mk 11:24) There are so many things I love…

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Loving an Abusive Person

Monday, August 17, 2015

“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God’. They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.” (Psalm 14:1) In my…

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Homosexuality in Females

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10) I had the wonderful opportunity of hearing Ricky Chelette, the executive director of Living Hope…

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Living with Longing

Monday, April 13, 2015

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. (Psalm 84:11)…

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Homosexuality

Friday, February 27, 2015

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Romans 12:2) Matthew Vines, a self-proclaimed Christian and homosexual, attended…

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Tension is Healthy?

Friday, January 9, 2015

“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope…

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Dare to be Abraham

Friday, December 5, 2014

By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he…

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Enduring Hardships

Thursday, November 6, 2014

All these were approved through their faith, but they did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better for us, so that they would not…

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Anchor of our Soul

Thursday, October 9, 2014

“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human…

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Growing Beauty

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your…

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Prodigal Daughter

Monday, August 18, 2014

“…I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10) December 1997 was a memorable time in my life. I was a sophmore student at…

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From Lover to Enemy

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

“The Lord is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me?” (Psalm 118:6) Several years ago I was engaged to a man who convinced…

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Broken and Satisfied

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

“Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.” Phil 4:11 During May 2012, after I delivered…

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Is God a Giver or a Taker?

Thursday, May 8, 2014

“The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” (Job 1:21) When I think about loss, there is a sadness…

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Surrendering to Goodness

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  (Psalm 23:6) After…

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Love Breaks Shackles

Thursday, March 6, 2014

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not…

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Waiting in Faith

Friday, February 7, 2014

“These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together…

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Not Martha Stewart

Thursday, December 19, 2013

“Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality.” (Romans 12:13)  When I think of hospitality, the first image that comes to mind is Martha Stewart, clothes and…

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Giver of Good Gifts

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father,  James 1:17a, NLT This season God has been teaching me about Himself as the giver…

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Contributors

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

  Laura Wilcox Laura launched Sacred Story Ministries in 2012 to come alongside women as they discover and live their God-authored stories. She also points women to God’s Word as…

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Peace for a Pessimist

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Edna’s Story: On September 20, 2011, I frantically called my oldest sister who is a physician because I missed my monthly cycle. Assuming the worst, I told her…

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