Category Archives: depression and hope

faith in the mystery

God, I will never understand You. No valley I walk will ever allow me to roam the lowest parts where I can glimpse the foundation of Your plans. No mountain I could ascend will allow me to step to its … Continue reading

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mistakes in ink

I sat down to write out an idea on a fresh piece of paper and the first word I wrote was a mistake.  I was thinking of one word and wrote a different one, and there it sat in ink. … Continue reading

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a note about tomato plants

Someone gave me three tomato plants and I planted them in garden soil provided by Miracle Grow.  All three are four feet tall, but each has its own story.  One plant produced ONE large tomato right from the “get go.” … Continue reading

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shift…shift…shift again

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The conference room was quiet as one woman prayed, “God, we need a Divine shift.” At that moment I squinted my eyes – half closed in prayer and half open in note-taking mode…

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waiting

Things that are hard for me to wait on: -Paint to dry before I touch it -My ONE tomato to turn red before the bugs get it -My dog to go to the bathroom when I am running late for … Continue reading

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the race is still on

It is the day after the election and my mind is turning…we huddled together on social network sites and talked much about prayer and the sovereignty of God.  We steadied each other with the truth that God is in control … Continue reading

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write in votes

For about a week I had decided that I would write in a third candidate on my election ballot. The advantage of a write in is that it shows your disproval of the two main candidates. In other words, many … Continue reading

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perspective on the now

In the life of a Christian the Now is attached to Forever. This bond is stronger than a link on a chain. God’s very glory and His holy wisdom forges this bond of time in the fires of His great … Continue reading

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in a nutshell

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Got up this morning. Watched the morning news. Read my favorite blogs. Listened to songs. Checked my email. In a nutshell this is what I read and heard…. Celebrating 16 years of life,…

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another way…

When I read about David in the darkness of the cave cutting off Saul’s garment instead of taking the opportunity to kill him I learn that…. I can let many things pass by my emotional human urges… I can be … Continue reading

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True Measure

I will always fail in my spiritual growth if I use others as my measuring rod.  The only way to truly measure myself is to stand next to His holiness in silence.  Only then can I understand who and where … Continue reading

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thought, day 1

My heart has found its home, but my body and mind long to be where God is.  This “tent” of mine wearies of its struggle against worldly concepts. Yet, peace floods my soul like sunshine on a rain soaked field. … Continue reading

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Where are you?

“Where are you?” The question must have chilled Adam’s back. This sudden fear was something new. In fact, everything seemed new to him at the moment…the nakedness, the shame, the guilt, and now hiding from the very One that often … Continue reading

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morning travel

She sat on her back porch with her dog at her feet. The bay looked beautiful this morning and the persistent breeze drifted through her thin sweater. It was a perfect morning to do what she always did at this … Continue reading

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travel it well

The man slumped forward because life was upon his back. Just one week of trouble weighed him down and took him into a steep valley. He had traveled valleys before, but not with such a load as this.  “How am … Continue reading

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his idea

Prayer was His idea. It was His creation. From the moment He walked the garden with Adam, conversation between man and God began. The Fall hampered the conversation…changed it in some deep way, but His mercy sought to buy it … Continue reading

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one of many

One is on his knees, face in his hands. Another is patiently waiting in a long line. One is in an office….Bible out…lap top ready… while another is on the roof of a house, hammer in his hand. Another wipes … Continue reading

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shift…shift…shift again

The conference room was quiet as one woman prayed, “God, we need a Divine shift.” At that moment I squinted my eyes – half closed in prayer and half open in note-taking mode as I wrote “Divine Shift” down on … Continue reading

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ooops – ok – so I do know that divine is NOT devine! No need to text or email me!

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higher ground

I don’t know who chose the song. It was probably Debbie. As soon as the song started I knew I needed its words and by the second verse it went straight to my heart to crumble my resistance to what … Continue reading

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