Category Archives: Matthew

Storm Debris and Fresh Beginnings

A terrible storm raged through our area yesterday, bringing with it damaging wind and hail, torrential rain, and even a couple of tornadoes. The accumulation of hail was so great that it looked as though it had snowed in July. … Continue reading

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Puddles and Other Muck

There are days and seasons in life when things are just too overwhelming and difficult. Just too much. I seem to be slogging along through a season like that, one full of puddles and muck. Last week, my husband’s ministry … Continue reading

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Shattered Ornaments and Broken Hearts

I wholeheartedly believe this truly is the most wonderful time of the year! Colorful strings of lights transform the ordinary home into a merry gingerbread house. Spicy smells and sweet treats tempt and delight. Personal stockings are hung and awaiting … Continue reading

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Bitter Words and Fiery Darts

We were suckerpunched this past week with a shock-and-awe confirmation that someone near and dear has been spreading lies about us. The heartbreak was breathtaking. We were left stunned, broken, wounded, devastated, heartsick. Because of lies. Because of the one … Continue reading

Posted in Armor of God, Cursing, Ephesians, Faith, Faithfulness, Family, Fear, Forgiveness, Friends, God, God's Promises, God's Word, Healing, Heart, Hebrews, Holy Spirit, Hope, Jesus, John, Joy, Lies, Life, Love one another, Lying, Matthew, Men, Mind, Mourning, November 2015, Others, Peace, Prayer, Proverbs, Psalms, Romans, Satan, The Gospel, The Spirit, The Truth | 2 Comments

Reaching Out to Our Youth

My husband is the director of the GSAE (Greater Spokane Association of Evangelicals). Last Thursday he sponsored a panel discussion on youth and why they are leaving the church. It was eye opening. Convicting. Humbling. And full of truth, whether … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Timothy, Anger, Children, Church, Depression, Disciples, Faith, Family, Fellowship, Friends, God, Healing, Heart, Holy Spirit, Hope, Jesus, Joy, Knowledge, Lies, Life, Love one another, Lying, Matthew, Men, Mercy, Mind, Obedience, October 2015, Others, Prayer, Pride, Salvation, Self, Sin Nature, The Gospel, The Truth, The Way | 1 Comment

Looking Up With Wounded Hearts

“How long will you torment my soul, and break me in pieces with words?” ~ Job 19:2 Job had lost his children, his possessions, his home, his wife, and his health. He was in terrible shape. And then his friends … Continue reading

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The Darkness of This Age

Oh my goodness, I have started into the book of Job in my daily reading, and what a timely study. It is always helpful to be reminded who our true enemy is. “Now there was a day when the sons … Continue reading

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