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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...

Do You Know How Valuable You Are?

After a bit of prodding from a close friend, I decided to attend my first support group for families with a loved one with mental health issues. I was convinced hearing others struggles would only discourage me and bring no comfort to my aching soul. I struggled to believe that I even needed such a group or could find value in other people’s pain. After all, mine was enough. At the first group, I forced myself up the steps moving...

What do you need most in trying circumstances?

I awakened in the morning and something seemed, amiss but I couldn’t quite figure it out. Still groggy and searching for something wrong, I crept out of bed. Barefoot and still in pajamas, I ran down the stairs towards the noise – that strange noise. My kids were still fast asleep, and my husband was out of town, so I felt I had to be the brave one. My feet hit the cold marble floor and to my surprise things...