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Exhaling Pain, Inhaling Life

I was feeling despondent and didn’t know why. Then it occurred to me that scenes of war and enemy takeover have triggered memories from my own past. I grew up in the midst of political unrest and hearing my mother describe the wave of refugees fleeing, her being one of them. I lived her moments…
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God, do you hear me?

I was chatting with my daughter in law who had me on speakerphone. In the midst of our conversation, my four year old grandson shouted out, “Mimi, can you hear me?” Even though I could not see him, I could picture the big smile on his face when I answered, “Yes I can hear you!”…
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Do You Have a Scarcity Mentality?

I was watching my pup devour his meal. I asked the breeder, “Why does he eat like he’s starving?” She replied, “He was raised with seven siblings and had to fight for his share of the food.” Her response caused me to reflect on how I respond to resources that I need for the work…
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Are you a Grump or a Blessing?

A friend in her eighties called to check on me. This friend always calls to be a blessing. “Is there anything you need?” she asks. “How can I pray for you?” She continues to remind me that I am in my most fruitful years and not let the devil to deceive me into shrinking back…
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Standing Beside You

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I’ve had days when I woke up feeling the burden of someone who was going through a hard time. No matter what I did to distract myself my mind continued to recycle back to the details of a situation beyond my control. Although I tried to give the situation to God I knew I was…
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Facing Unexpected Events

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I have lived through seasons when I was surprised by life. I never expected the person I trusted with all my heart to break a commitment. I never expected the idyllic ideas I had about motherhood to include medical challenges with my first son. When I was in corporate America, I never expected the company…
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Nostalgia or Future Vision?

Nostalgia hits all of us. You may long for a time when you were surrounded by close friends and miss having relationships of the same level in your current life. You may remember fondly the time when your ministry or business first started and you woke up running and couldn’t wait to seize the day.…
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