Broken Things To Mend I Don't Trust God
Family

Broken Pieces To Mend: I Don’t Trust God

Crackle. Crack! Crunch… Shards of nut shell fall to the table as my child giggles in delight. He reaches through the broken pieces of shell to retrieve his reward–a round, crunchy hazelnut, perfectly-sized for his small mouth. Crunching the nutty morsel between his tiny teeth, he gives little thought to the broken pieces surrounding him […]

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Grace and Mercy
Community | Family

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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Simplify the season
Family

Restoring The Wonder

The holidays are approaching—a time for family togetherness, love, laughter, wonder, and the making of special memories. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! Not long ago, however, I made a surprising discovery—the wonder of the holiday season was missing from the eyes of my children. This discovery saddened me and I […]

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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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Words that encourage purple flowers
Family | Write 31 Days 2017

Words That Encourage

“You’re very special!”   Those were the last words I whispered to my daughter as I gave her a squeeze and prepared to send her off to bed. When her body stiffened noticeably and she became quiet, I wondered if perhaps those words had made her feel uncomfortable. Early the next morning, she stood near […]

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