Tag Archives: health

Resurrection Cake

Our bodies are gifts to us, temples of the Holy Spirit. God desires for us to eat clean, healthy foods that nourish and strengthen our bodies so that we can avoid unnecessary disease and fulfill His will and purposes. After filling up on … Continue reading

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My Journey Through the Cross

Order my book here My Journey through the Cross is my first published book, and basically my fifth child. The process began with the raising of our first two, then three, then four children, and homeschooling them while building a house on … Continue reading

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Our True Nature

Last night I had a dream. It really freaked me out. You’re a mature Christian. Can you please explain it to me? Well, I’m not exactly sure of where I was, but it felt like I was suspended way out … Continue reading

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Feel the Pain

I know it may sound harsh, but one of the many lessons God has taught me is to “feel the pain.” —Eeek! I know. We all run from pain. It’s instinctive. But in God’s economy, the reverse of our instinct often applies. … Continue reading

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Benefits of Addiction

“I believe you,” I said, when Dr. Sean assured me he could help. “I also believe deep down,” I lowered my voice, “that I’ll be the one person you won’t be able to help.” Pssst…What are you struggling with?  A nagging … Continue reading

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Blessings

Do you remember the hymn, Count Your Blessings? Well, now is the time in history for us all to intentionally count and remember our blessings. Each and every one. Such acknowledgment helps us to be mindful of living in a spirit … Continue reading

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Worry

Worry. Worry. Worry. There is more than enough to worry about in the world today! On both macro and micro levels, the potential for worry presses in 24/7 on all sides. Can you feel the pressure? There is just one problem with … Continue reading

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Pond

With his bamboo cane in hand, Fred Freedom sat still on a lily pad in his red polka dot bow tie. He gazed through his spectacles while his heart grieved. Beside him on an adjacent lily pad was his dear … Continue reading

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Grass

I love grass. Lowly. Humble. Dependent on God. Green. Full of life. Receiving His provision. Reaching toward heaven. In praise of the Creator. Living in fellowship. A soft place to fall. I pray to be like grass. Psalm 103:15 The life … Continue reading

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Suffering

Last week at a Bible study I heard my friend who is married with three children announce that he believes “in pain, but not in suffering.” Sometimes when our hearts are closed to something in the Scriptures, we actually become blind to it. Maybe … Continue reading

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Being Alone

So many people fear being alone. A moderate fear of being alone is healthy because we are wired and intended by God to be in relationship with others. However, when our fear of being alone is severe then we might struggle to enforce healthy boundaries in relationships. … Continue reading

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Secret Lover

My hidden Lover is ever-present. He peeks at me with a wink When my tender toddler belly laughs At our frisky Spaniel racing wildly from her bath. When angry words slay my heart He caresses my soul with eyes of … Continue reading

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