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How to Lay Hold of Lasting Hope

By on August 1, 2017 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

Hope: The Anchor for Your Soul What an anchor provides for a ship, hope provides for the soul. Both provide necessary stability amidst the storms of life, something to hold on to should you find yourself floundering in the ditch of despair. Although the popular understanding of hope is an optimistic wish that something good […]

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Sisters, What Happened To Your Dreams?

By on April 20, 2017 in Faith with 0 Comments

On my desk at work sits a stuffed, purple dragon with orange horns and wings. His name is Figment, as in a Figment of your Imagination. He is a Disney-created character that can only be found at Epcot in Walt Disney World. Figment is a favorite of mine and sits on my desk to remind […]

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Hope from a Stump

By on January 3, 2017 in Faith, Jesus with 0 Comments

A couple of years ago, we noticed something odd growing in the middle of our crape myrtle tree. This particular tree is on the side of our house where we hardly ever play or walk, so we hadn’t paid much attention to it in the 6 months we had lived here. If you know crape […]

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But suppose that what you are up against is a surgeon . . .

By on February 25, 2016 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

The more we believe that God hurts only to heal, the less we can believe that there is any use in begging for tenderness. A cruel man might be bribed — might grow tired of his vile sport — might have a temporary fit of mercy, as alcoholics have fits of sobriety. But suppose that what […]

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How the Chains of Grief Break the Bondage of the Heart

By on February 23, 2016 in Faith, Jesus with 1 Comment

I lost my mom in February of last year. It made for a complex 2015, with many lessons I didn’t want to learn and much sanctification I didn’t anticipate. They say hindsight is 20/20 and I really do believe it’s true. As I look back at 2015 and forward into 2016, I see how strong […]

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“The Wrong Shall Fail, the Right Prevail”

By on December 15, 2015 in Holiday with 0 Comments

For American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the Christmas of 1863 was surrounded by overwhelming tragedy. The recently widowed Longfellow received word that his oldest son, Charles, had been wounded in the Battle of New Hope Church during the Civil War. As war tore apart both his country and his family, Longfellow penned the timeless words, “I Heard the Bells […]

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Steady My Heart

By on September 10, 2015 in Faith, Jesus with 3 Comments

Evening was here, and the lights in the room were off to beckon sleep, but the lights and sounds from the hallway streamed through the curtain separating our room from the screech-screech-screech of nurses’ shoes and code blues on the ICU floor.  My sister was nestled beside me in a recliner and I on the foldout couch. […]

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Sometimes All I Can Pray Is, "Help!"

By on January 27, 2015 in Faith with 1 Comment

I read a tweet today that said, “Sometimes the only prayer you can muster is, “Help!”” Amen to that. I’m rarely one to nap. But some days, when long weeks are followed by early weekend mornings, the universe leaves me no choice. Normally my brain doesn’t shut off long enough for me to sleep amidst a day; when the sun […]

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What I Learned from Battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer

By on October 23, 2014 in Women's Issues with 4 Comments

Monica Patrick is a wife, a homeschooling-mother of four, and, most recently, a breast cancer patient. In 2013, she was told that, not only did she have breast cancer, but that it had spread into the bones of her pelvis and spine. It was Stage 4 breast cancer – the prognosis was bleak. But God […]

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Miscarriage and the Road to Healing

By on May 1, 2014 in Women's Issues with 0 Comments

Last summer was a crazy time in my marriage. I was finishing up a dissertation; my husband was serving as a college minister, as well as suffering from an infection that would not respond to medicine; and we were both trying to be good parents to two toddlers. In the midst of the craziness, we […]

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