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Devotion: Why Yes Always Means No

A while back I discerned something quite tragic. My husband and my children were not getting enough of me. Let me rephrase… My husband and children were not getting enough of the undistracted, full-hearted, un-hurried, calm and rational – me. I’m one of those people who have a tendency to over-commit myself; to give my …

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Devotion: From Doubt to Joy

Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me.” 7 And she said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have given birth to a son in his old age.” – Genesis 21:6-7 Have you ever laughed to yourself, or even out loud, …

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Tearing Down Strongholds

The Lord recently taught me a lesson about the importance of tearing down strongholds.  I have been struggling with one of my kiddos. She is so incredibly smart, and also very strong-willed. Which I know are strengths the Lord has given her. However, teaching and training these kinds of personalities can be very challenging. I’m …

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Cast Out Fear the Right Way

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Devotion: Breaking Free From Shame

For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame. – Romans 10:11 A while back, a detail of my former life (before Christ) made an unwelcome reappearance. I won’t go into details.  It’s an ugly part of my past, which unfortunately was self-induced through a series of lies and bad choices. …

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