Category Archives: Encouragement

Be a Shelter

Years ago, my husband and I became foster parents. We strived to meet the needs of a young child, providing a safe home and loving environment. We put together a kid-friendly bedroom and gathered clothes, toys, and school supplies. We … Continue reading

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A Humble Tool

Hmm. What kind of people does God use? Sometimes we become duped into believing that He only uses the “perfect” ones, the ones that have their act all together, or have flawless families. Hello! Those people don’t exist! Note that … Continue reading

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Grab It and Hide It

I was talking with a friend and in the conversation, she referred to the pastor’s recent sermon. Silently panicking, I drew a blank, trying hard to remember the message I just heard that week. Luckily, she dropped a few clues that jogged … Continue reading

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Stormy Conditions

There is nothing like being in a boat on a desert lake when a summer monsoon rolls in. Blue, clear skies gradually become dotted with clouds which skiers focused on riding the wake ignore until dark clouds and strong winds … Continue reading

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Forward Grace

My guess is that on a regular basis, you either receive a forwarded message or forward one. If you’re like me, you try not to forward too many, no matter how incredulous, because you don’t want to be that (annoying) … Continue reading

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Worry Not

I love songbirds. Finches and mockingbirds serenade our neighborhood with delightful melodies. (I try to ignore the annoying squawks of grackles!) As I listen to their different refrains, I note that birds seem to go about their day without a … Continue reading

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What Are You Good At?

I recently heard the best-selling Christian author, Max Lucado, ask, “What do you like to do and what are you good at?” He had learned long ago that he had a knack for writing. He enjoyed writing and people complemented … Continue reading

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Need an Alignment?

More than I’d like to admit, my lower back slips or gets whacked out of place. It used to happen while snowboarding, playing flag football, and the like. Now, just looking at a vacuum or a bed that needs sheets … Continue reading

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Beyond This World

While attending a Christian college, I simultaneously attended a secular state college to get some of the classes needed for my degree. I was surprised when the professor at the latter asked on the first day of class, “Who believes … Continue reading

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A Meeting in the Air

No. I’m not talking about a meeting on an airplane or in outer space. Today, let’s talk about that curious day when in one swift swoop, all believers in Jesus will be swept up to meet Him in the air. … Continue reading

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