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Restoring Rest to Our Racing Minds

Does your mind ever fill so jumbled with all the thoughts that trying to make sense of them seems too big a task? You're not alone. Scientists say the average brain processes between 2500 and 3500 thoughts an hour. That's 50 thoughts per minute or nearly 48,000 thoughts on any given day. That's a lot… Continue reading Restoring Rest to Our Racing Minds

Living a Life of Courageous Faith

“But that isn't right. The King of Beasts shouldn't be a coward,'" said the Scarecrow. 'I know it,' returned the Lion, wiping a tear from his eye with the tip of his tail. 'It is my great sorrow, and makes my life very unhappy. But whenever there is danger, my heart begins to beat fast.'… Continue reading Living a Life of Courageous Faith

Trusting the Waymaker When We Can’t See the Way

  Playing tug-of-war as a kid, I can remember the sting of having the rope snatched out of my hand after what seemed like hours of grunting and pulling to get the W for our team. My hands would burn and turn red and swell for a while. They needed time to recover. To cool… Continue reading Trusting the Waymaker When We Can’t See the Way

The Pathway of Anticipated Loss

As I write this today, I still have a mother.  A mom who is on her feet, cooking, decorating and loving her husband of nearly 50 years.  I also have a mom who travels from doctor's appointment to doctor's appointment, needs help bathing, has shrunk five inches in the last two years and has a… Continue reading The Pathway of Anticipated Loss

When Your Feelings Try to Be the Boss of You

"Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist..."  Ephesians 6:14a truth noun the truth : the real facts about something : the things that are true : the quality or state of being true : a statement or idea that is true or accepted as true My feelings are trying to hijack my life.   It's as if my… Continue reading When Your Feelings Try to Be the Boss of You

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Several years ago a relative of mine received an interesting phone call.  It seems that when her father passed away some 30 years before, that He had ownership of a couple of pieces of land out in Texas.  Untouched ground, just sitting there.  A big 'ol company wanted to test the soil and see if… Continue reading The Gift that Keeps on Giving

When we Obey, God Will Make a Way

Several years ago, I felt a strong calling to love on single mothers that were in our community. In my search to find out what single mothers needed and desired, I came across a woman in Michigan who had been doing life with single moms for years, helping to meet their needs, keeping them engaged… Continue reading When we Obey, God Will Make a Way

Making Intentional Changes to Our Human Tendencies

Have you ever been on a vacation and had trouble relaxing?  Women especially seem to struggle with this.  Our minds are planning what our family will eat every meal, what time we should start getting the children ready to go have some fun and how to keep the sink from piling up with dirty dishes… Continue reading Making Intentional Changes to Our Human Tendencies

Becoming the Boss of Busyness

What if busyness was an actual muscle in our bodies?  Like a bicep that thrives with weight resistant curls.  Or the heart that strengthens with consistent cardio activity.  What if the need to be busy strengthened and grew each time we flexed this muscle? If busyness were a muscle we would have to work it… Continue reading Becoming the Boss of Busyness