Iron Sharpens Iron: as people sharpen each other

One thing we know we are missing right now is fellowship! I have been thinking A LOT lately about how lonely I seem to be. I am an introvert so I believe I managed COVID loneliness much better than some of the population. After all, I still go to work 12 hours a week =3…

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Intercessory Prayer: The Hardest Work in the World — Living Our Days

I’m convinced we’re prone to make entirely too much of visible, quantifiable ministry. Don’t get me wrong–I love sharing the faith that is in me with a big roomful of women and then trusting God with the results. It’s also extremely satisfying to write and then painstakingly edit an article that shows up online and […]…

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Temptation: there really is a way out- always.

Temptations are not meant to destroy you. “We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an…

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Guest Post: When What You Don’t Know Is Dangerous (trust God with the unknown)

October 19, 2020restandchaos I answered the phone and discovered it was the school nurse. She told me that my 10 year-old son had been stung by a bee an hour ago at recess. And now he was developing hives. By the time I picked him up he had hives all over his body. He was…

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Where are you at today? Stress or Joy

Yesterday was a hard day.Today is a good day. The same blessings were available both days. Yesterday I just was so much in my head and focused on my situation that I did not access that which was available for me. It is easier to be grateful for the good in life, when life actually…

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Stay Calm

What is your first response when life throws you a curve ball? Exodus 14:14  New Living Translation“The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” Psalm 46: 1,10New Living Translation 1”God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”  10 “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by…

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Want more joy in your day? Pursue it!

Joy! What a wonderful feeling when we have it. It can feel like we are walking on air. In the Bible we are commanded to have joy in all situations. We are to consider it joy  even when we experience trials. That is not easy to do. But it does not say anywhere that having…

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