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There Is Always Hope But It Doesn’t Always Happen

There Is Always Hope But It Doesn’t Always Happen

What do you do when you've prayed and prayed but God says no? You don't get the answer you've prayed for.... Your loved one doesn't get well.... The house is foreclosed on and in spite of all you do the miscarriage happens and you are left disappointed, empty and...

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Going Backwards So You Can Go Forward

Just the thought of going backwards makes me cringe. I’m a forward thinking gal. I don’t like losing time. But I see it better as a runner and it’s true in all of life. Sometimes,     not all the time,     but sometimes you must go...

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Possibilities

Possibilities

Waking up that morning I tip-toed downstairs so as not to awaken my daughters. Something was different. Something was changed. What could it be? I turned the coffee maker on, fed my begging  lab and let him outside. Still thinking. Aware. Something was different....

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Me? A Prayer Runner?

It happened  quite by accident. Mornings began early with me putting on my running shoes and leaving my house.  It was just beginning to grow lighter and my running settled into a moderate pace. Listening to the awakening birds. Watching the first light....

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Transforming Disappointments

Disappointment stings. And sometimes no matter how much you tell yourself   there are factors    its not personal    its ok inside your heart you feel disappointed. I wish I could take it away,   wash it away,   scrub the pain...

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Turning Your Eyes

For many years prayer meant praying the problem away. Right? A little like Clairol washing the gray away by covering the grey. I’d pray and pray and trust that God had it in His control. My focus was on the difficulty that was beyond me; the need that threatened my...

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Learning To Trust

     From the time I was a young girl, I prayed. I knew without any doubt that this life was way too big for me.      I needed God.      I desperately needed Him. I learned to fold my hands and bow my head...

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Awake and Pray

    From the time I was a child I’ve prayed. Short prayers. Meal time prayers. Goodnight prayers. And many others.      Yes, there were prayers before going to Vacation Bible School asking the Lord to help me find the right bus home. And...

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House Arrest?

Her words caused my breathing to stop. For a moment. How could it possibly be? "You are under house arrest. You must stay inside and talk to no one," My thoughts raced in a million different directions. What had I done? Here I was thousands of miles from home. I was...

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7 Words That Could Change Your Day

The words stayed with me long after my vacation in Maine long after I'm miles and miles from the store long after the long summer days have ended. "It's Going to be a Wonderful day." Yes, that's how she greeted us each morning when I pay for  my hot vanilla...

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