Category Archives: Trusting God

When Life Gets Erased

Why does so much of life get erased?  Our best efforts written in careful script now smudged and dirty with eraser crumbs. I just finished a really promising blog post and it disappeared. Off the face of the earth.  Goodbye … Continue reading

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Giant Despair

A formidable character in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, Giant Despair is the terrifying owner of Doubting Castle and its infamous dungeon where many a poor pilgrim has been trapped.  Christian and Hopeful lay in the stinking darkness where the Giant … Continue reading

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Let’s Just Say…

Let’s just say someone is sitting in her messy basement folding laundry and watching the presidential debate.  Besides a giant bowl of ice cream, what does that person need? How about this reminder from Charles Spurgeon: Oh, blessed trust! To trust … Continue reading

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Moms, It Doesn’t All Depend on You

This post is for parents who obsess. (Moms, maybe I’m sexist but in my experience it’s often us, thus the title.) Listen, it’s not your fault.  Some of it’s because you love your kids so stinkin’ much.  I’ve been known to … Continue reading

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Tape This to Your Kitchen Window

This is taped onto my kitchen window frame.  You like the designer tape?  I stole it from the girls’ craft box, but whatever.  I needed it in front of my face. John 15’s “vine and branches” passage can bring to mind charming … Continue reading

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There Is a Deranged Bird in the Tree by our Deck

There is a deranged bird in the tree by our deck. Seriously.  It will not shut up. Don’t think bird song, think loud typewriter. At first it’s cute, then funny, then irritating. Dit-dit-dit-dit-dit-dit. My daughter looks up from her book … Continue reading

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Foggy Mornings

I just sat with a friend after she heard some very hard news.  Sometimes mornings aren’t bright and sunny.  They’re foggy and veiled, and fears block out the sun. “Let not your hearts be troubled,” Jesus tells his confused disciples in … Continue reading

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What Are You Waiting For?

Have you ever looked to a time in the future and thought, “Then, yeah, then I will be able to really jump into what God has for my life!” Maybe you’ve just had a baby and you’re loving it, but … Continue reading

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The Secret to Not Being an Anxious, Worried Basket Case

Believe what God says. Wow that was easy. And I’m sure you’re all mad that you wasted a nanosecond by clicking the link for such simple, old school advice. But it’s true, and I need to remind myself.  My brain … Continue reading

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Morning Monsters

And I’m not talking about the hair in the shower drain. I’m talking about fears that hover as we sleep, ready to dive bomb our minds at first glimmer of consciousness. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz. Rustle of covers.  Flutter of eyelids.  Crackle of brain … Continue reading

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