What I “Learned” this Summer

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Hi Friends, I missed writing here but the time away was needed for healing. The quotes around “Learned” in the title signifies my learning is ongoing. Here’s a peek at my process. 1. There is power in saying aloud, “I trust you, God” even when I don’t feel it. Likewise, when I speak aloud biblical promises God has given me, …

Delight?

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Take delight in the Lord,     and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the Lord;     trust in him, and he will act. —Psalm 37:4-5 NRSV For the past several months, I prayed to understand what it means to “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” The …

How Karen found hope in brokenness

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I treasure and appreciate every reader’s email, sharing part of her or his life with me. After reading my post “Hope in your brokenness,” Karen (from York, PA) emailed me with her story. It encouraged me so I asked if I could share her words. (Thanks, Karen!) Karen’s story of hope in her brokenness: “I’ve experienced hope while caring for …

Hope in your brokenness

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When her book released recently, I prayed many would read her book because I believe its message. Unexpectedly, our books overlapped in themes, such as hope in brokenness because of God. A friend and early reader of 7 Days of Soul Care shared the quote (below) was a favorite. Why? Because she experienced her own brokenness when she spoke with …

How God answered one woman’s prayers (& transformed lives)

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I’m delighted to have Amy Breitmann share how God led Julie Hulstein to start Vi Bella Jewelry. ****** This month, we give thanks and look around for blessings.  We tell stories.  We gather around and remember what family really means.  And we prepare for Christmas, the day that everything started fresh and new when hope was born into the world. …

5 Things I learned in October

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Several days ago I watched the sky darken, trees sway and bend under the wind’s harsh breath, and the rain came down. Glorious! California has been in a drought for several years. And though I prefer the sun’s warmth, I imagine California’s ground (hardened by drought) open its mouth in joy as it swallows much-needed water. The rain falls and …

God hasn’t forgotten you

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Dear Friend, I thought of you in transition. It has been hard. You’ve lost loved ones. Some may have lost a home or relationships due to a move or another event. Or maybe you wait for God to provide a job or a way out of difficult situation. Still others of you may wait for a baby, or for a …

Perfect love casts out fear – 9

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Dear Friends, Sorry, I haven’t posted as regularly this month. On Saturday, we grieved and remembered a special young woman. If you pray, could you please pray God’s comfort for her parents, brothers, and friends. Thank you. ________________________ v. 18   There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and …

How Love Suffers with You – 8

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Welcome to the 8th post in our Love Series! I write as someone who desires to grow in love and sometimes falls short and needs forgiveness. We experience God’s love when we listen to another person’s story. With current events, we especially need to listen to each other. We can’t listen to everyone’s story, but we can listen to one …