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Have a Tender Christmas

Not everyone’s as sensitive as I am. I know this. Not everyone deeply longs for a kind look, a friendly face, compassionate eyes. Some are content roaming through the world, minding their own business in a businesslike fashion. God made us all different. He made me tender. I admit, sometimes it’s hard to find these things 

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The Battle’s Victor

  Mom and Dad, I got in a fight with the others (siblings). I am soooo sorry and not just to you guys. I should not be forgiven, but I was. Ben, Gabrielle, and Abigail are a lot like God, they forgive me when I had no reason to be forgiven. You are great mom and 

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Don’t Judge My Bruises

A couple days ago my boy Christian slid hard on something, scraped his side leaving a tender, bruised, red raspberry. No bleeding, but the top layer of skin had definitely been rubbed off. A few hours later, I forgot about his sore and hugged him, grabbing that painful spot. My attempt to show love ended 

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Encouragement in the Fire

You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance. Ps. 66:12 You let men ride over our heads What an image! To feel like you are spread out flat on a road with men trampling you. “Ride” makes me 

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Wildly Grateful

A friend let me borrow, Bold Love. As I slowly walk through this book, nuggets jump out, and Jesus is using it in my life. This week, this one took hold. We anticipate fury, yet what we find is fondness; we expect, at least, cool indifference in light of our disregard and anger, yet what we discover 

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Chosen by my King

This week I taught on the first half of the book of Esther. So rich and full of amazing pictures of God’s husband-love to me. Do you remember the story? The great emperor King Ahasaurus sends out an edict to have beautiful young virgins come to him, so he can choose a new bride. They come 

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