Grace and Mercy
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The Bonds We Share

The apostle Paul knew what it was like to be bound. He was familiar with physical bonds and prison walls. So he was qualified to speak something on the matter. He taught: “Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, […]

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The actions that define us refugees
Community | Write 31 Days 2017

The Actions That Define Us

**This page contains affiliate links. You can view my full disclosure HERE. Some time ago I found myself in the company of twenty-one refugees, and individuals who, in one way or another, are assisting refugees. Being a refugee may be a defining moment in the lives of those who are refugees, but being a refugee […]

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Judge Not
Community | Write 31 Days 2017

Judge Not: A Hard Lesson Learned

**This page contains affiliate links. You can view my full disclosure HERE. “Thou Shalt Not Judge” is a lesson I tend to learn over and over again.   The following experience happened to our family last year and still weighs on my mind: “Here’s my money, Mom,” my daughter said, smiling as she handed me […]

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Hope for bad moms everywhere purple flowers
Community | Write 31 Days 2017

Hope For Bad Moms Everywhere

**This page contains affiliate links. You can view my full disclosure HERE. “Do all moms think they are bad moms?” my eight-year-old daughter asked me, her eyes full of innocence.We were sitting around the dinner table; I was telling my family about a talk I had heard at a Women’s Conference earlier that day.The speaker, […]

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Seeking common ground airplane
Community | Write 31 Days 2017

Seeking Common Ground

Opportunities for seeking common ground often present themselves in unexpected ways.   Recently, I flipped through the pages of a religious magazine that was hiding in a stack of magazines in our living room and was stunned by what I read. The pages were filled with scripture, inspiring words, and eternal truths. I was so […]

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Tall courageous sunshine
Community | Devotionals | Family | Write 31 Days 2017

Tall and Courageous

Stand tall and be courageous.   That’s a mighty tall order for a generation of believers living in an increasingly wicked world. But yet, the counsel still stands:   Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid.  (Joshua 1:9)     Some time ago, our family was reading from the book “The Borrowers” when […]

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Enjoy the little things
Community | Write 31 Days 2017

Enjoy The Little Things

**This page contains affiliate links. You can view my full disclosure HERE.  Happy.   It’s a word we each hope will describe our life. Fortunately, happiness is within the reach of each one of us if we’ll but take hold of it and refuse to let it go, regardless of our current circumstances. I recall […]

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