Category Archives: Adversities

Mystery Solved!

I was sitting at my desk when Veronica, a fourth grader in my school choir, walked into my room after school. She said in a worried voice, “Look at my chin. I woke up this morning with this on my … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Been Tagless?

When you feel invisible and hopeless, Christ is always there. He sees you. He is there to help. Relax. He loves you unconditionally. His love will give you the hope you need to succeed. Continue reading

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Love Overflow – Part 7 Conclusion

                                        We can reach out to one person at a time. Sow the seeds of the Spirit. God doesn’t want to fill your life with a little love, a little peace, a little joy, or tiny bit of self-control. Rather, … Continue reading

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What Are You Juggling? (Balance)

You say there’s never enough time? Does it feel as though some secret agency has hired you to be a Master juggler? Do you feel the pressure that comes with trying to keep every ball in the air? Does it … Continue reading

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Put a Lid on It!

Have you ever had someone to call you on the phone, or pull you to the side, then use you as their personal dumping ground? I have. They dumped all of their negative opinions, complaints, and gossip right into my … Continue reading

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Baby Steps (Determination)

  I promised myself that I would write a blog as often as possible this year, even if it’s only a few lines, because I want to say one encouraging word to someone who might need it. So here’s my … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunities (Ministry)

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship.  Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the … Continue reading

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Let Your Disappointment Go and Keep Working God’s Plan!

       What do you do when you are disappointed? Have you ever made plans based on the words of someone whom you believed to be trustworthy, only to have that person make excuses for not keeping his or her word? … Continue reading

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Committed to the End (Sabotage Part 3)

I’m in! You can count on me! I’ll be there! Sounds like fun! Let’s do it! I mean well. Really, I do. I make plans, thinking that it won’t take much time to complete them. Unfortunately, it usually takes more … Continue reading

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9 Enemies of Life – (Sabotage Part 1)

Do you keep making the same mistakes over and over again? Do you continue in the same toxic relationships from year to year? Have you ever wondered if there is something that you are doing to keep you from reaching … Continue reading

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Don’t Give Up! (Determination)

When I was a child, I remember one of the favorite past times of my Texan classmates was to grab an unfortunate victim by the thumb and twist it until the person would fall to their knees and cry “UNCLE!!”  … Continue reading

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What Does God See When He Looks at You?

Do you feel like you’re walking through a desert of indecision? Is there someone special in your life who’s approval you are constantly trying to gain? Do you allow the  opinions of others to weigh heavily on your heart? Do … Continue reading

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‘Ow-ie’ Testimonials (Learning from Life’s Adversities – Final Part)

I’ve observed that some people wear their scars like badges of honor. Others do their best to cover theirs up. Still, there are some physical scars that can’t be hidden, which force us to deal with them, and move on … Continue reading

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The Day of the Cane (Learning from Life’s Adversities – Part 3)

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve been a very proud person most of my life. God’s working on me though! You wouldn’t think it by looking at me, with my ‘no-frills,’ uh ‘conservative’ (yeah, that’s it), way of dressing and the … Continue reading

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The Scar (Compassion & Life’s Adversities – Part 2)

One of my lessons on compassion came with THE SCAR.  I was in my early thirties when thyroid surgery left me with a scar that went all the way across the base of the front of my neck (the metal … Continue reading

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The ‘Ow-ies’ of Life (Compassion and Life’s Adversities – Part 1)

If you’ve ever been around a three or four year-old long enough, sooner or later you will find yourself smack dab in the middle of a ‘show and tell.’ Confiding in you about her ‘ow-ies’ is one way that she … Continue reading

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