Tag Archives | God

Tell the truth? Or keep it in? What’s your advice?

An anonymous commenter commented on My Family Secrets recently. I thought I’d share his response and ask your opinion. What should he do?

Thank you very much for sharing your story.
It sounds very much like mine.
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For Lent, James Watkins is giving up…

This is a guest post from James (Jim) Watkins, a terrific communicator and author.

Two years ago, I posted my Top ten things I (Jim) am giving up for Lent

Seriously, though, I did try to give up dark chocolate for the 40 plus days leading up to Easter. It was an agonizing…










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Do you worry you love writing too much?

I’m one of those people with a hyperactive conscience. Someone can look at me funny and I’ll say sorry. Therefore, I can go a little nutty trying to evaluate the motives of my heart in terms of writing. Yes, Jesus is the most important relationship in my life, followed by my husband and three beautiful children. But, writing is my calling. I’m finally able to settle into it, like a comfortable couch, finally able to embrace it.

Sometimes the Enemy of our souls would like to whisper condemnation in our ears with words like, “How do…

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Healing Week: Why it’s worth it to tell your secrets by Ann Voskamp

This week I’m launching my Audio Healing Retreat, Get Past the Past. In celebration of that, I’m inviting friends around the blogosphere to share their stories of healing. Today’s guest is by Ann Voskamp, a storypoet who shares her life in the most stark, beautiful ways. I’ve been blessed to read and endorse her amazing book, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are.

My Mama was diagnosed with split personality disorder and my dad…



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Healing Week: Hope after Miscarriage by Bridget Collins

This week I’m launching my Audio Healing Retreat, Get Past the Past. In celebration of that, I’m inviting friends around the blogosphere to share their stories of healing. Today’s guest is Bridget Beth Collins who used to babysit our kids when we lived in Seattle. Now she has kids of her own! She is pictured here with baby Oliver. And I have a crush on her blog; I read it every day.

She wrote this last year around Easter Sunday.

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Healing Week! The Fear of Mending by Sarah Markley

This week I’m launching my Audio Healing Retreat, Get Past the Past. In celebration of that, I’m inviting friends around the blogosphere to share their stories of healing. Today’s guest is Sarah Markley, a dear friend who has chased healing.

I used to be afraid of healing.

What it would cost.

What it would mean.

What it would require of me.

Years ago, trying to function in my marriage while having an affair was like trying to run a marathon on a broken leg. …

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Living the Kind of Story that Inspires

Last night I finished Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. As I thought about Louie Zamperini’s amazing life, it occurred to me that I’d much rather hear stories from people who have overcome obstacles and trials than those who only share their success stories in good times. In other words, I’m a little tired of leadership books touting strategic success and how great a leader is. I’d rather hear from people in the trenches who face difficult decisions, wrestle with them, endure, and learn something on the other end. . (more…)

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Mary-Anne Crooks Thin Place: Whisper of Death

“Whisper of Death, My Fight of Faith” is the title of Mary-Anne’s book about her fight with cancer. She also writes novels about her homeland, South Africa. You can find her online at her website, on Twitter (@Mary-AnneCrooks) and on her Facebook Fan Page. (Here’s how you can share your Thin Place story.)
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I was diagnosed with cancer on 13th December 2005. I’m in hospital as I have an infection after my first chemotherapy. Today is Wednesday 8th February 2006 and my temperature remains high. The drip has…

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True, Alive Freedom

God speaks to me when I run.

Today, chilled to the fingers, I ran toward the lake, my mind wandering. Something shiny and bright caught my eye. Caught in the overhead telephone line was the shredded remains of a kite. It couldn’t get free, the tangles getting the best of it. But just as I looked skyward to see the imprisoned kite again, a flock of birds, flying in V formation, soared…

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Really sweet book

5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Gift for Those Who Want to Deepen Their Faith, October 9, 2009

Celtic Treasure by Liz Babbs is truly a treasure. Beautiful photos, inspiring poetry, and quotes from Celtic thinkers make this a book I’d love to give to friends who want to deepen their…

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