That’s Life Category

Fear Is A Bully

  You’ll be okay. You’ll get through this. Even though it may not seem like it right now. Right now it seems impossible. Right now it seems too big. Right now all the “what if’s” are threatening to drown you in a mental and emotional tsunami. Because that’s what fear does. Advertisements

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Let It Pour

This quote. Full of beautiful and hopeful and hard and stark naked and trying and falling and being and still standing and rejoicing :

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Against All Hope

“Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed…”  (Romans 4:18a)  When it looked hopeless, he believed. When it made absolutely no sense, he believed.

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College, Rome, Or Paul?

In five weeks my youngest will leave for college. I feel the clock ticking away and time running out, that last bit of time I have to pour into him the things that matter most and the things I want to matter most to him.

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Happy Birthday To Us On Hannah’s Birthday

Today is the new Mrs. Jordan Dodson’s birthday. But really, it’s all of us in her new family who are receiving birthday blessings because she is now a part of us. So for Hannah because she is loved and valued and wished the happiest of birthdays, here are 10 of the (many) reasons I think […]

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And especially Peter

I love this Easter excerpt from No Wonder They Call Him the Savior by Max Lucado: Look in Mark, chapter 16. Read the first five verses about the women’s surprise when they find the stone moved to the side.

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My Baby Is Getting Married

He asked which night I wanted him to come home for dinner this week so that he could give me one last dinner with just him and me and his youngest brother. And he didn’t know it, but his thoughtfulness made me cry. 

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I Wish. . .

I like wisdom. I don’t like pain. I wish the best wisdom didn’t come from pain. I wish the deepest wisdom didn’t come from the deepest pain. (But I’ve lived and learned that it does.)

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