God's word, grace, hidden, series

Finding Freedom from Hidden Shame

I have hidden your word in my heart,     that I might not sin against you. {PSALM 119:11} About the time we had started praying for a baby, we knew we had outgrown our tiny rental apartment. A realtor friend had found a three-bedroom starter home for us located in a suburb among the hills of…

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balance, grace, school days

What’s on Your Most Important List?

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 PETER 5:7 NLT We love our routines. The predictable, the workable, the structured control that makes us feel sane. Well, my family may not be any saner, but we sure depend on routine. For some, the school season begins to feel…

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awaken, grace, song

When You Need Courage to Wake Up

My heart is confident in you, O God, no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart! Wake up, lyre and harp! I will wake the dawn with my song. PSALM 108:1-2 Waking up is difficult. Some days, even before the silver light of dawn creeps through the window, I have already begun…

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