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Is Unconditional Love Even Possible?

I stood outside the door as I often did –  trying to prepare myself for what was to occur. I pondered, “Had I made a mistake, was I wrong to come yet again?” I could hear the voices of so many, “Why do you go, she doesn’t want you?” “Why do you put yourself through such pain?” “Let her long for you.” or  “Tough love is what she needs not unconditional love.” Their words left me wondering, was this too...

How Does One Trust God In All Circumstances?

When it comes to trusting God, do you say the words that all Christians are supposed to say – “I trust God in all things.” But then you glance down and notice your fingers clenched tight and your knuckles turning white, and you realize you do not rely on anyone, let alone God whom you can’t see. How does one trust God in all circumstances?...

Standing In The Gap When It Hurts!

Give me a cause or a person that can’t stand up for themselves, and I am usually all in. What about you? Do you get a thrill out of fighting for injustices or people that just need a little extra help getting what they deserve or need? I do. But what about when it hurts? Will you stand in the gap for another when the pain is so intense it hurts to breathe?...

Merry Christmas

Wishing you a Merry Christmas! Hoping that you find joy in your day, love in your heart, and Jesus as the most valuable present, you unwrap this holiday season. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. Isaiah 9:6-7a  Maybe...

When Holiday Traditions Hurt

Maybe you are a little bit like me, and planning for the holidays and creating lasting traditions is just who you are. You love the sweet rituals that the holidays bring but what happens when you find yourself in a place where the holiday traditions hurt? Maybe circumstances have made the traditions impossible, or someone is missing from the celebrations. Traditions once loved can now feel unbearable to carry on. Back in 2008, my heart ached at every step of...

Can We Skip Christmas?

  Thanksgiving is behind us, and Christmas will be here before we know it. I am already exhausted just thinking about it. Is anyone caught in that place where you are wondering – “Can we please just skip Christmas?” As I sit here organizing my long Christmas to-do list, gifts to buy and people to see, I am wondering how on earth I can add more to my already overtaxed schedule. As I get down to the 99th item, I...

Do You Embrace Change or Fight It?

I have been pondering a question for some time now, and I would like to ask you? – Do you like change? I always thought I loved change. I love the way night turns into day and day into night, how the tide goes in and goes out, and I welcome the change of seasons. I even like snow skiing from one side of the mountain to the other, trying never to repeat a run. But when change starts meaning...