Tag Archives: encouragement

Letting It All Hang Out

I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. (Revelation 1:9, NIV) I thought that when I published … 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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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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Pushing the Pause Button

“Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting” – gas station plaque. I couldn’t resist writing down this quote as it resonated so deeply with me. Who would have thought that a simple plaque found in a gas … Continue reading

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It’s a Lie

Exactly one year ago, my husband, son and I went on vacation for spring break to Yosemite National Park. I had just spent the weekend before the trip in the hospital after going to the emergency room for heart palpitations. … Continue reading

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Speak Life

When my son Noah was a toddler, I regularly traveled back and forth between California and Tennessee to visit my parents. Because of my husband’s work schedule, there were many times he didn’t go along with us. Traveling on my … Continue reading

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