Author Archives: annemariesaxe

The Power of Margin

Within days after making our recent cross-country move from California to Tennessee, a friend from back in California persisted in calling me. When her number popped up on my caller ID yet again, I thought to myself, “Why does she … Continue reading

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

 I am prejudiced. I admit it. I wish I wasn’t, I don’t like it, and as much as I hate to see it in myself, it is true. My husband, son and I recently made the cross country move from … Continue reading

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Popcorn Prayers

“God, if you’re real, I need you to show yourself right now!” my dear friend prayed after giving birth to her second stillborn child. “God, I can’t take this anymore! Please help me!”, I prayed through blinding tears when I … Continue reading

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Choose Life

A few nights ago, I had a very disturbing nightmare. I dreamed I was in staying in a hotel, and my hotel room was infested with rats and snails. As I walked the halls of the hotel, I felt pulled … Continue reading

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Finally, Be Strong in the Lord

My climb out of the valley of depression and chronic illness has been a journey requiring stamina. Many times I’ve been ready to quit and succumb to the darkness. During those times I felt I could not possibly endure the … Continue reading

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Am I All In?

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. (Philippians 1:21) The Bible study group was studying Philippians, and on this particular day we were discussing verse 1:21. We were asked if we would fill in the … Continue reading

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Who is in the Battle with You?

There is nothing like a tragedy in our lives to reveal who really cares about us and who we can depend on. When I hit bottom with depression and subsequently got sick, I was too tired to participate in all … Continue reading

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