Tag Archives: Faith

Beauty in a Fallen Leaf

I have seen death’s merciless determination three times in my life. The first was when it chased after my best friend’s mom, then it went after my Grandma, and finally it took my first child, whose face I never saw. … Continue reading

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A Gift from the King

I remember when I was a kid, and it was the night before my birthday or Christmas or Pajama Day, I would lie awake, smiling at the ceiling, with just the slightest trace of nervousness fluttering around in my chest–as … Continue reading

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Raising a Warrior

I recognized the panicked shriek the moment I was startled awake. When my eyes opened, my 2-year old was standing at the side of my bed, arms out, eyes filled with tears. I thought a brief cuddle was all he … Continue reading

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Indifference and the Holy Bible

I think the only reasonable explanation is that I simply have not been paying attention. Since I was a teenager, I have tried to consistently read my Bible, and since I was a teenager, I have failed after a few … Continue reading

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A Spiritual War

The old saying goes like this, “God is bigger than your fear.” People might say this to a loved-one when all seems lost, when there is much to be afraid of. It is meant to offer some comfort, some explanation … Continue reading

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Why my Husband’s Illness was the Best Thing to Happen to Us

When I am in the midst of a storm and panicking, I often imagine God trying desperately to get me to see the bigger picture—that my suffering is part of a much greater plan, a plan I could never imagine … Continue reading

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When God Moves

Sometimes the Lord moves in a whisper, a barely detectable draft with not even enough power to lift a few strands of hair. You lift your prayers to heaven and they seem to go unanswered, as you try to keep … Continue reading

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