Category Archives: struggles

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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A Sigh Of Faith






  “Faith sometimes means knowing God can, whether or not He does.” I have no idea which pastor or teacher said this, but I wrote it down in the side space of my Bible, right beside the story of Shadrach, … Continue reading




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Oh, That Forgetfulness!






I used to be able to remember everyone’s name…give me a phone number or a street address? Yep, I’m your gal. I was so good at math and numbers. Memorizing facts (as long as it wasn’t about dates in history) … Continue reading




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When Push Comes to Shove






“This is MY swing!” yelled the boy, pushing the little girl into the gravel. As she began to cry over her bleeding skinned knee, the boy took his seat on the swing, pumping higher and higher into the air. “Wheeeee! … Continue reading




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Mom Came In Like A Wrecking Ball






Sometimes I recall it in slow motion: Those moments when my kids are laughing, bantering back and forth about this and that, volume rising. A friendly debate ensues, and this mom sees it’s fixin’ to get nowhere fast, maybe even … Continue reading




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Talk Truth to me






This excerpt from Blessed Be Your Name: worshipping God on the road marked with suffering by Matt & Beth Redman ministers to my soul: “If you yourself are in a season of struggle, take a minute even now to remind yourself … Continue reading




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The Death of me






I’d had it up to here with all three of my teens. I’m not sure exactly where “here” is, but I was ready to take a taxi someplace else. The negative thoughts my brain was racking up were hitting record … Continue reading




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Loan Me A Hand, Please?






You put your left arm in, You put your left arm out, You put your left arm in & shake it all about… And that’s where the song’s ended for me lately. The left part of my body with its … Continue reading




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Thorn in my Flesh






To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from … Continue reading




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