Category Archives: Romans

Erase and Replace Those Tapes!

“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,” ~ 2 Corinthians 10:5  Taking every thought captive includes guarding against the lies of the enemy. Oh boy, do … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Raspberries

Splintered. That is how my heart felt throughout much of the late spring/early summer days. Thrown to the ground, shards scattered, reflections distorted like a funhouse mirror. I tried to hold it all together and attempted to somehow mend the … Continue reading

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New Beginnings, Mercies, and Months

Onward Christian soldier. You’ve got this! Don’t become distracted by the cares of this world, even when they seem enormous (like Super Tuesday, a lingering cough, a ginormous tax bill, or a mountain of laundry). Don’t you know we follow … 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

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Embracing Our Mediator and His Cross

“We prefer that God speak to us in the sunshine, but sometimes He must speak out of the storm.” ~ Warren Wiersbe Every time I read through the book of Job, I look forward to the last few chapters– where … Continue reading

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