Category Archives: surrender

Pen-to-Rest






My pen may catch your interest here or it may not…the rest is between my Savior and me. 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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Puzzled?






This I know, dear Father: That problem or PREOCCUPATION. That predicament. That stronghold or SIN. That struggle. That attitude or ANGST. That aggravation. That confusion or CONFLICT. That commitment. Ah, Sovereign LORD, You have made the heavens and the earth … Continue reading




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When Waves Hit Hard…






“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.” Lamentations 3:21-22 I spent some time on the beach in South Florida a few … Continue reading




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Fix me, Lord






When the ick of life comes, it’s a comfort to know that I have Christ living in me. “Greater is HE that is in me than he that is in the world.” (1st John 4:4b) I thank the Lord everyday … Continue reading




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Christ, Only Christ






I came across these old hymn lyrics, and I was moved to pray them. Jesus Christ, Lord & Savior, be exalted today. “Not I, but Christ” Not I, but Christ, be honored, loved, exalted, Not I, but Christ, be seen, … Continue reading




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A Patch From My Past/my faith-colored glasses testimony






When I was a kid, I had horrible eyesight. One eye was lazy, my right eye, so I had to wear a patch over my left eye for most of my first grade year. It was black like a pirate … Continue reading




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STAYing Little






As God continues to lay the theme of Staying Little upon my heart and mind, I realize how different this looks for each individual. What is one person’s struggle may not be another’s. That’s an obvious enough statement, I guess. … Continue reading




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I’m Trying Not To Sin, Honest!






LauraLee shares about her years of “trying not to sin” and how she found freedom from the guilt of failing over and over.




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Taxi Mom For Hire






“God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on gasoline, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself … Continue reading




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