Category Archives: spiritual maturity

When You Can’t Keep Up…






I’ve had about a dozen things I’ve wanted to blog about lately… But then I signed into my blog site. It’s extremely outdated. Everything needs updating.   I came home spent from a day of sporadic meetings and taxi mom … Continue reading




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Do You Know What You’re Waiting For?






A couple of weekends ago we were dropping our daughter off at the movie theater to meet some friends. As my husband pulled over to a curb to drop her off across the street, a man began to walk toward … Continue reading




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Count Your Curses?






I was singing along to the old hymn recently, “Count your curses, Count them one by one… Count your many curses, See what evil has done.” Don’t click the exit button. I’m obviously aiming at sarcasm to get your attention. … Continue reading




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When Mercy Meets Mean






Early this am I had such a meaningful time in the Word & was brought low and overjoyed at the same time. Then in a New York minute, two short and ugly confrontations happened back to back that made me … Continue reading




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A Fresh Pair of Eyes, Please






Psalm 27:7-8 “Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me! You have said, ‘Seek My face.’ My heart says to You, ‘Your face, LORD, do I seek.’“ I greatly long to have a heart that … Continue reading




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Love’s Friends






One of the things I cherish most about the Bible is how it sets itself apart from our natural view of right living, of morality and wisdom and love. Even though I know better, I still love a good Hollywood … Continue reading




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Grace Teaches…






The same amazing grace that saved us stoops down to us in the everyday, teaching us how to live as we eagerly wait for Him to appear and take us Home.




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Just My Size






As I went to tuck in my girls at bedtime one evening when they were younger, I found two pairs of my clothes on the floor–clothes that they had sorted through and put on after having promised to return them … Continue reading




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Runnin’ on Empty?






With no one to show me how to cope with the horrible realities I faced, I ran. Between choir and theatre and cheerleading and track and student council and color guard and friends’ houses and church events and softball and running blind into wherever I thought the sun was shining, you can bet I was empty. To fill up, I’d watch my regular television programs, all with families I wished were my own. I’d stuff my face with junk food at the same time, knowing that my taste palette would be satisfied eventually. It never was, but I kept swallowing anyway.




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Grow.






I was humbled and ministered to by Spurgeon this morning from his Strengthen My Spirit devotional. Had to share and ask you to walk alongside me in this: “Grow in grace, & in the knowledge of our Lord & Saviour … Continue reading




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