No One Lives Outside The Floodplain

Monday, September 25, 2017

“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure…

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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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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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Super Heroes

Monday, January 18, 2016

“We rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4 Hollywood is the birthplace of a $90B industry that sells…

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Good Grief

Monday, June 29, 2015

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time…

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Pour Out Your Heart to Him

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

“Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.” Psalm 62:8b (NLT), italics and bold mine I stared at the hospital floor for a while. I…

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Divorce Yourself

Friday, June 12, 2015

“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” Eph 4:30 NIV My catchphrase response to the word…

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Mourning & Dancing

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A time to grieve and a time to dance. Ecclesiastes 3:4 My father who affectionately called me “La La” growing up passed away fifteen years ago after a…

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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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Finding My Security

Monday, October 28, 2013

Joye’s Story: My husband, Don, and I met and married in San Diego, CA in 1971. After our wedding, we moved to his small hometown of Borger in…

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Suicide Impacted My Family

Monday, October 28, 2013

Elizabeth’s Story: I haven’t written about Matt in almost twenty years. My charming, gifted older cousin committed suicide when I was 22 and he was a young lawyer…

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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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My Desire Became Consuming

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Jennifer’s Story: My husband and I went through three years of infertility before our twin boys were born. Before they turned a year, we started infertility treatments because…

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Losing My Best Example

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Kathryn’s Story: As the baby girl of four children I always had a special relationship with my mom. Long after my siblings had left for college, I would…

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Lindsay’s Short Life

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Leslie’s Story: On May 24, 2009, we welcomed our second daughter, Lindsay, into this world but then three days later had to let her go into the arms…

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