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Feb
06

Do You See Any Hope in the Church?

sorrow room

I sat across the lunch table with a former key staff member of a well-known Christian ministry. We briefly exchanged stories and then Carol (not her real name) said, Bev, tell me the truth.  Do you see any hope in the church? Hope? I asked. Carol continued. After my husband, a committed church leader, walked…
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Jan
30

Invest Grieving Energies?

Concept of business break through

Tears filled our eyes. The loss of a child. How does a loving parent ever recover? Our dear, dear friends were walking this painful path of life. Clearly the props of life were knocked out from under them. We arrived at their home on what would have been Kelly’s 41st birthday. They embraced us with…
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Jan
23

The Props Knocked Out

Domino house falling

This quote grabbed my attention as the news broadcasts seem to continually bring word of major catastrophes, deaths, wars, and economic losses—amidst the US Presidential Inauguration. God allows the props to be knocked out from beneath our feet in order that we might rest our weight fully upon Him. And this is true for nations…
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Jan
09

Our World is Shaking

Corners

Yesterday I left my hairdresser with a feeling of cloudiness surrounding me—more than the cold grey skies outside. I realized our entire conversation was about the tragedies in our world. Her final statement, “I think the next generation is without hope,” stuck like glue in my thoughts. If you want to get a take on…
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Dec
26

It’s Boxing Day!

Stained glass image of the Virgin Mary with the Christ Child

It’s Boxing Day. Does that mean we get to punch each other out if we didn’t get the Christmas gift we’d hoped to receive? Or is it the day for putting away the boxes that held the Christmas gifts? Or is it another shopping day? Or? The day after Christmas, December 26th, is a public…
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