Solving Problems Saving Hope

Don’t give up! Have you ever listened to someone’s story and heard these words, “Fine for you to say, but you don’t know what I’m going through here.” When we listen at heart level, we become aware of problems people are going through and they are traveling the path right beside you. We can relate to being thrown into the spin cycle of problems that never dry out. How many times have you thought, “If I had a towel, I’d throw it in?” There are many reasons not to throw …

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Be still

Ok everyone . .  .UP UP UP everybody up! Rise and shine! Good Morning ! Ya know? Sometimes technology is not my friend. Today is one of those days.  So now that you’re up anyway, here’s my thought on what to do when a day starts out less than optimistic.  Change the song going through my head from ‘oh brother, what now’ to Psalm 40:3 “He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise to our God.” Here’s my teachable moment. Sometimes things don’t go according to my plan. …

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Reading, Writing, and that's about it …

About forty years ago a friend and I were engrossed in conversation and the topic of books came up. Being a voracious reader, I started rattling off all the books I’d been reading and all the ones stacked up that I planned to read and she floored me with one statement. “I only read the Bible.” What?!?! How can you only read the Bible? How will you learn anything?  At the time, I was a stay at home mom, with ambitions to read as many books as I could and …

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Refining Grace