Tag Archives | Heal from the past

The Scary Girl Dream

So I had this dream. In it, a girl I once knew sat behind a desk shuffling papers. Each paper was an indictment against me, detailing what I’d done wrong. She showed those papers to anyone who would pass by, and each one would nod, look at me with disgust, and walk on by. Every […]

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The tree is me

The tree is me

The Lord spoke to me as I jogged by this seemingly dead tree the other day. I’m finally coming to the place where I’d like to write about it. So much of my earlier years felt like this tree–decaying, dried out, devoid of life. Sometimes our early days go this way, don’t they? I’m not […]

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Good Practices

Good Practices

Those two words are reverberating through me today as I once again try to foster discipline in my life–to spend time with Jesus, to pray, to examine my day with purpose, to eat well, to worship in song, to exercise, to bless my children with attention and prayers, to read out loud to my kids, […]

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The Junk Brothers and Redemption

Today I watched The Junk Brothers on HGTV while eating my frosted wheat cereal. Here’s the premise of the show. The two brothers, Steve and Jim Kelley, forage neighborhoods under the cover of darkness, looking for junk that could be transformed into something useful, beautiful. Today’s show they found a pair of old wooden snow […]

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Mount Hermon Prayers, Day six

Mount Hermon Prayers, Day six

We’re winding down, so please pray for stamina on my behalf. Pray the Lord would use me to touch many with His love. Pray for divine appointments that I can step into, particularly that God would show me who needs to be prayed for. Oh, how I love prayer! Please pray for my dear family […]

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Friends part four

Eternal perspective extends friendships forever Our friendships today whet our appetites for heaven. Speaking with my friend Sue on the phone is painful—in that I’d rather the conversation not end. Having a Mexican lunch with Renee feels cut short. Receiving a funny card from another Renee resonates laughter right to my toes. Hearing Holly pray […]

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Divine Dance of Praise and Lament

There are times when I know at the core of my being that I am deeply loved by God. There are times when His presence feels so close I can feel His breath. Times of melody and elation. Then there are times when I’m in the trenches with King David, composing my own lament psalms […]

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Infectious skin diseases

So I’m reading through Leviticus right now and I’m stuck in the infectious skin disease cycle where it talks about the priests looking at everyone’s icky rashes and declaring them unclean or clean. It doesn’t seem like a fun job to me. (Maybe this is why I am not a dermatologist.) But then I read […]

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First Freedom Friday . . . Forgiveness

Come check out the first Freedom Friday post over at My Family Secrets here. I have a sneaking feeling that a lot of Freedom Fridays (how folks found freedom from devastating family secrets) will deal with forgiveness. Also, I’m looking for more Freedom Friday stories. My Family Secrets gets a lot of traffic, so if […]

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My big, fat fear: Fame Messing with my Heart

Regarding fears in the publishing journey: My big, fat fear came when the Lord showed me many of the trials I’d faced right before my first major writing conference. They were personal trials full of pain and ick. At the end of that sad display (although I’m thrilled the Lord brought me through every single […]

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