Enjoying The Journey · Faith

My Word For 2020

I choose my word for the year by looking back over the previous year and recalling the ways God was at work in my life. I think about the blessings and the trials of the year, and I review the passages of Scripture that were most precious to me during those times. As I mentioned… Continue reading My Word For 2020

Faith · Marriage

Of Course: The Response of a Happy Heart

In my efforts to be a grateful, polite person, I always try to thank whoever is bagging my groceries at the store. Last week I turned to the young adult as he finished putting my bags in my cart and said, "Thanks!" He looked back at me and said cheerfully, "Of course! Do you need… Continue reading Of Course: The Response of a Happy Heart

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Offering Silent Support To Hurting Friends

One of the blessings that comes with trials is the empathy and sensitivity you gain toward others who are suffering. I've found that when people know you are going through a hard, personal trial, even the most well-meaning friends have a difficult time expressing care and concern without pumping you for the details. Because of… Continue reading Offering Silent Support To Hurting Friends

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The Daily Practice That Has Changed My Life

Have you noticed that the book of Proverbs has 31 chapters? Although the way our Bibles are broken up into chapters and verses isn't divinely inspired, I believe there's a reason for the number of chapters in Proverbs - there's one for every day of the month! For the past five years or so I've… Continue reading The Daily Practice That Has Changed My Life