Category Archives: Personal Musings

Disappointment and hope

Once, when I failed to get a promised promotion, I was crushed by disappointment.  I felt as if something precious had been snatched out of my hands. While struggling with my negative feelings I eventually saw that I had not … Continue reading

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Do REAL Christians get depressed?

2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 New King James Version (NKJV) Although we in the body of Christ do our best to support, nurture, and carry each other’s burdens, when it comes to our neighbor’s … Continue reading

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A Season of discontent, or a lifestyle?

During my prayer walk one morning, after a particularly whiny session of pleading with the Lord, I was inspired to ask forgiveness for my discontentment. I was reminded of the Apostle Paul’s words in Philippians 4, that he had found “the … Continue reading

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Would you erase the years?

Reading the Sunday paper one morning, I turned a page to a large advertisement with the amazing headline “Erases Ten Years in Ten Minutes!”  I think it was an attempt to sell a wrinkle remover,  not the sort of thing … Continue reading

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Gird your loins

Today I worked out to a video on-line. When the instructor was talking about tightening our stomach muscles during an activity, she commented that having that firm support from the transverse abdominal muscles made her feel powerful, confident, and strong. … Continue reading

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Debts vs Trespasses

Some denominations say the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 11:4) with the phrase, “forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors,” while others say, “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” This is a … Continue reading

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The Great Adventure

While washing my face this morning I couldn’t help noticing the changes the years and gravity have made in my appearance. For just a moment, I felt as if I had let myself down by showing my age. It’s too bad … Continue reading

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What’s a Mother to Do?

In many countries and cultures a special day is set aside to honor mothers and recognize the hard work and heavy responsibility mothers share as they bring forth, nurture, and mold new citizens. To the woman he said, “I will … Continue reading

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Seeing beyond the obvious

I love the Bible. I love it for all the usual reasons Christians love the Word of God, but I also love it because it always shows me something new. In the Harry Potter books and movies, the people in … Continue reading

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Feeling foolish?

I’ve never enjoyed practical jokes like those typically rampant every April 1st. While I don’t mind laughing at myself, I don’t enjoy being made to look like a fool for someone else’s amusement. This past week, many people have felt … Continue reading

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