Tag Archives: dependence

Life In The Fast Lane






Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I entrust my life. Ps. 143:8 Driving down one of the many … 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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But It’s Broken…






Some of the most heart-wrenching tears of my children were cried in their toddler years after a toy would break. One was dropped accidentally, another cracked unexpectedly. Sometimes one was thrown in anger, only to shatter after hitting the floor … Continue reading




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In keeping with my personal tradition to choose a passage of Scripture each year instead of making a resolution, I’m thankful the Lord finally landed me on one. I don’t completely understand why I get stuck in spiritually dry desert … 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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My Bedtime Plea






As Christians, so often we forget that the simplest pleas can lead to right answers and effective spiritual growth. Weary? Need strength? Frustrated? Stuck in a sin? Ticked off by a situation or a relationship? Then read on…




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In Hiding?






Why is it I want to hide when I get to the end of myself? And I get there often. It’s big things, small things, anywhere in-between things. But I think getting to the end of myself is exactly where … 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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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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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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