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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Saved By A Muffler

Monday, January 11, 2016

Kate’s Story: Shaking in the cold, my three brothers and I huddled under a discarded boat waiting for hours for the click of the lock on the door…

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Who is my real friend?

Monday, July 20, 2015

“Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” James 4:4b James’ words sound harsh. What do they really mean? Let’s…

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Digging up Flowers

Friday, October 17, 2014

Psalm 31:1 In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. Depression chased me right into the…

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Panzanella Salad – for the Heat!

Monday, August 4, 2014

With the topic of betrayal before us, I leaned into Italy for a huge aroma of fresh inspiration. Why Italy?  I love their resourcefulness; they use what is…

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Two Choices: What to do when you betray Jesus

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way…”     Is. 53:6a What comes to mind when you think about betrayal? My…

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“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” Psalm 147:3

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Don’t Forget Peter

Monday, July 21, 2014

“The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.” Author Unknown The weight of that sentence is powerful. Betrayal is such dark and devastating…

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Waiting For “I’m Sorry”

Friday, July 18, 2014

Rom 5:8 NIV “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” God did not wait for “I’m…

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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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When a Loved One Walks Away

Monday, July 14, 2014

“It is not an enemy who taunts me—I could bear that. It is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me—I could have hidden from them. Instead, it…

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Not Feeling the Love

Thursday, July 10, 2014

“At my first defense, no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them. But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me….

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Losing My Sister’s Friendship

Monday, October 28, 2013

Jordan’s* story: I’d seen the sad movies, and sat across many a cafe table from a teary-eyed young woman suffering from a broken heart. Happily married to my…

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