Inspiration, Keepin' It Real

Life Ain’t Always Sunshine and Roses

So here’s the deal. It’s NOT always sparkle and shine in my life. There are days like this week when I am burdened for a precious friend and feel helpless in the situation. When I am a bit tired of working, parenting alone, being this age with kids, being indoors, wanting something fun, loneliness, just… Continue reading Life Ain’t Always Sunshine and Roses

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A Call to Prayer

There's a sense of urgency in my spirit this morning.  We need to pray for our nation! We have become acutely aware of how helpless we really are. We need God! Pray that God will pour out His mercy, His grace, His love, and cover our nation with it. The world too. But today, it's… Continue reading A Call to Prayer

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With ALL My Heart?

I say I love and follow Jesus with all of my heart. But the true story is that I can only love with the part that’s been healed from its wounding. Feeling abandoned and rejected, looking for love in all the wrong places because of my abuse (can I get an amen?), not loving myself… Continue reading With ALL My Heart?

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Sewing the Patches of Our Lives into Wings

Do you feel worn out, ragged, in bits and pieces? Sometimes we feel as if the world has pulled at us so much that there’s no resemblance to the person we were. And sometimes it’s a good thing, because we needed to change into the glorious creature we are created to be. The wondrous thing… Continue reading Sewing the Patches of Our Lives into Wings

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Telling Toys About Jesus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqSeD5xSfME     I hope you enjoy this most precious video of my speech-and-language-impaired son. I printed out what he is saying (with a little interpretation). I don’t want you to miss a bit of it. Here is the whole story. M loves Pokemon. He likes to look them up and find videos and information… Continue reading Telling Toys About Jesus

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Without Jesus It’s All Downhill

Without Christ in me I can do nothing. Well I can do things but if I want what I do to be effective and worthwhile, I need to be guided by his Holy Spirit—Him living in me. I’m a pretty independent sort. Even as a preschooler I would take care of myself without “bothering” my… Continue reading Without Jesus It’s All Downhill

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Doubt is Unbelief

Stop doubting and believe! John 20:27 Jesus' disciples had just been through the worst time of their lives. Jesus, their  teacher and friend, had been killed and placed in a tomb. Three days later when some of the disciples told Thomas they had seen Jesus as the risen Lord, Thomas told them he had to… Continue reading Doubt is Unbelief

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Too Exhausted For Goals!

January. Ugh. People are like, “Oh I love the beginning of a new year! I’m setting my intentions. I’m writing my goals. I’m picking a new theme or word of the year”. And I’m like, “Nope, just let me crawl back into bed.”   In Michigan where I live it’s one of the grayest, dreariest… Continue reading Too Exhausted For Goals!