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Posts tagged ‘guilt’

In the Valley of the Shadow

On Saturday, my 25-year-old nephew attended his 7th or 8th funeral (he’s lost count) of friends or acquaintances who have died due to overdose or effects of heroin.

The complete tally of funerals he’s attended don’t include continue here

Watching Closely

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This is going to date me, but when my boys were little, our baby monitor was not much more than a glorified walkie-talkie: no video, just sound. Not so the monitors of today! I love these things! They are sound activated (no continual hum), and have movable cameras.

Want to know where find more here

Church Steps

Last week I received this email message:

post 186 pic 2 (1)My dad, Dathan’s grandpa, has been gone since June 14, 2013, so seeing a sweet memory like this on his newsfeed was special to my nephew, Dathan, and he knew it would be special to me.

Since Dad rarely commented on Facebook I anxiously clicked on the link to see what prompted him to speak. It was this photo: find more here

“Audience of One”

post182picWhat do you think Steve Harvey is most thankful for find more here

When Discontent is the Right Thing

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It started with a single video, and not a one of us wanted to believe what we were seeing and hearing. Then, one after another, more videos were released and truth hit us squarely right between the eyes.

I’ve never had an abortion, so I can’t speak for the women who have; however, I can speak to Christians who are called to be like Jesus. We must open our hearts, arms, and lives to the men and women who need to be loved, restored, and supported. We must not break their bruised souls. We must not snuff out the smoldering embers of their faith.

Yes, my heart breaks for the continue here

The Mom Award

If you’re a mom, you’ve probably given yourself one or more, “Mom Awards”. You know the ones I mean: “Worst Mom of the Hour/Day/Week/Month/Year or Decade”; and the most despised: “Worst Mom of the Century”.

I have a closet full! There are days when I received all of them in one afternoon.

I’ll never forget one of the “Worst Mom” awards I received… I gave it find more here

Was It All For Me?

 

crown-of-thorns2Jesus, when you stumbled under the weight of the cross, was that the moment you felt the weight of my sin? Did you question the Father: “Her?”

Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. – Isaiah 53:4

Jesus, when they cracked the whip and the metal shards pulled the skin off your back did you feel the pain of my hand as it spanked my child in anger.

He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. – Isaiah 53:5

Jesus, when the soldiers yelled and taunted you, did hear the sharp sting of my words as I talked down to my continue reading here

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