Tag Archives: God’s word

your first waking moments

What do you do with your first waking moments? Some days we don’t have a choice — a crying toddler stands at our bedside with urgent needs, or we wake to a nurse making her early morning rounds. But, what … Continue reading

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skydivers, haircuts and truth-infusion

When our children were very young, God moved us to a new city and placed us in a church body where He provided a weekly diet of truth. From the pulpit and from the women’s Bible studies, He provided truth … Continue reading

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Fragility

Some days I wake feeling courageous — I’m sure of God’s love for me and thrilled that I get to live a day given for others.  But then the events of the day begin to chip away at my exuberance. … Continue reading

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A mother’s wings

Someone once called me “one of those  sheltering moms.”  It was years ago when my ears took that phrase in, and my mind disseminated her meaning, and my heart later wrestled through the phrase’s implications.  My children were young, and … Continue reading

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Familiar with every line

“It would be well if professing Christians in modern days studied the four gospels more than they do. No doubt all scripture is profitable. It is not wise to exalt one part of the Bible at the expense of another. … Continue reading

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Anchored. Or drifting.

He sat, excited as could be, drawing his vision of a tropical beach and sky and palm trees.  Make-A-Wish Foundation had asked for a picture of his dream-trip destination for their files, and we’d (his parents and sisters) been told … Continue reading

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He first knew me

It was 25 years ago that I first read Knowing God. For months that year, I was part of an early-morning group of twenty-somethings who met to discuss the book’s next chapter, led by an older, wiser man who’d expound on J.I. … Continue reading

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